Researchers may access administrative healthcare data at AHS to help answer research questions related to addiction and mental health (AMH). We have created a guide to help guide researchers in accessing data, including information on which teams to connect with, administrative processes at AHS required to access data, and the databases available.
The AMH Research Hub of AHS has partnered with the Prairies node of Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse (CRISM). This partnership will address research, evaluation, quality improvement, and measurement questions related to substance use. This analytic and research collaboration is opening up administrative data on substance use and is 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 acute and specialty health care services and programs, and to promote innovation in analytics.
Researchers are invited to submit proposals with a research question that may be answered through AHS AMH data. The overarching purpose is to identify and address mutually agreed upon and mutually beneficial research, evaluation, quality improvement and measurement questions.
CRISM Prairies has funded a full-time analyst to work in the AHS’ Knowledge, Performance and Integrated Planning program. Projects will be categorized as follows:
Key eligibility points:
For more information or to apply, visit CRISM-AHS Analytics Program, CRISM Prairies.
Data access partnership examples:
To learn more about these projects, visit CRISM-AHS Advancement of Analytics in Addiction, CRISM Prairies.