The Alberta Addiction & Mental Health Research Partnership Program is a multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral collaboration of addiction and mental health service providers, research institutions, government ministries, non-profit organizations, and others who work together to advance mental health research and translate evidence into practice. Our partners recognize that addiction and mental health research is crucial in improving the mental wellbeing of Albertans. Read more »
The Alberta Addiction & Mental Health Research Partnership Program and the Addiction and Mental Health Strategic Clinical NetworkTM (SCN) have partnered with the Prairie Node of the Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse (CRISM Prairies) at the University of Alberta to address research, evaluation, quality improvement, and measurement questions related to substance misuse. This analytic and research collaboration is opening up data and creating a line of sight between applied knowledge generation and research activity. The long-term goals of this partnership are to support researcher access to addiction and mental health client data from relevant healthcare services and programs, and to promote innovation in analytics. Applications are now being accepted for Project Proposals. For more information about the application process visit the CRISM website.
Funds research projects related to Alberta’s Top 11 Depression Research Priorities determined by Albertans with lived experience of depression. More information.
Encourages the formation of a cross-institutional Alberta research team. Funds meeting costs to facilitate the gathering of a research team that is forming a collaboration to apply for national or international research funding in the area of addiction and/or mental health. More information.
Supports the publication of an original and innovative addiction or mental health related research project in an open access peer-reviewed journal. More information.
Translating knowledge into action is key to improving healthcare, but implementing change can be a challenging and multidimensional process. We have revised our Knowledge Translation Plan Template to serve as a guide in developing a plan to move evidence into practice.
Provides a summary of implementation strategies, barriers, and facilitators that are important to consider when conducting knowledge translation. View Quick Reference: Implementing Evidence-Based Practices in Healthcare.
Examines artificial intelligence and machine learning and how they are being used to help predict addiction and mental health concerns such as suicide attempts, schizophrenia, depression, and opioid addiction. View An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Addiction & Mental Health.
Substances or chemicals that are misused or abused may have little information readily available about them. These backgrounders describe some trending substances. They outline what the chemicals are, why they are dangerous, how they are used, and their legal status. They have recently been updated.
Explores the relationship between availability of alcohol, alcohol consumption and adverse alcohol-related health and social outcomes. View Knowledge Note: Alcohol Availability, Neighborhood Deprivation, and Links to Alcohol-Related Harms.
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