CBPHC Innovation team: Janusz Kaczorowski

Project title

Canadian chronic disease awareness and management program (C-ChAMP)

Principal investigators

  • Janusz A Kaczorowski (Université de Montréal)
  • Tamara Daly (York University)
  • Lisa R Dolovich (McMaster University)
  • Marie-Thérèse Lussier (Université de Montréal)

Focus

The most prevalent chronic health conditions are largely the product of interactions among a small set of well-established, modifiable causes, such as smoking, having a sedentary lifestyle, heavy drinking and high salt consumption. These chronic health conditions, notably obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure, are on the rise nationally and internationally. In order to combat this epidemic, the goal of the proposed program of research is to implement the Canadian Chronic Disease Awareness and Management Program (C-ChAMP) as an ongoing program available to all Canadians to significantly improve community and population-based prevention and management of chronic disease. C-ChAMP will engage social scientists, pharmacists, family physicians, nurses, specialists, epidemiologists, biostatisticians, health economists, decision makers, patients, and others for our research team. Our program of research will be conducted in two jurisdictions in Ontario (Markham and Richmond Hill) and in Québec (Laval). Robust knowledge translation efforts will also support uptake and sustainability of C-ChAMP to new areas in Canada and internationally.

Learn more about the research team

Funded by the CIHR Signature Initiative in Community-Based Primary Health Care.

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