Researchers at the University of British Columbia Okanagan were granted internal funding to establish an all inclusive collaboration among university researchers, and representatives community service organizations and Aboriginal community to discuss initiatives in health research specific for Aboriginal people. Through consensus the group established themselves as the Okanagan Aboriginal Health Research Action Group (OAHRAG). One main outcome of the collaborations was consensus on the need for researching and implementing Cultural Safety practices in the Okanagan Valley. OAHRAG determined the need to apply for external funding to support further collaboration and to work together to develop research projects that can be specific to the needs in the Okanagan Valley. Representatives from the group developed a proposal and submitted it to the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) Planning Grant competition in 2006.
The CIHR Planning Grant is awarded. The Principal Investigators are Drs. Rachelle Hole (Nominated), Joan Bottorff, Mike Evans and Lawrence Berg. Co-Investigators include Dr. Dixon Sookraj, Dr. Shirley Chau and Ms. Leslie Bryant Maclean.
Community Organization supporters of the project include:
Two main outcomes of the CIHR planning grant were:
CIHR Operating grant is awarded. Principal Investigators are Drs. Rachelle Hole (Nominated), Joan Bottorff, Mike Evans and Lawrence Berg. Co-investigators include Dr. Shirley Chau, Ms. Leslie Bryant Maclean, Ms. Donna Kurtz, Ms. Dianne Wepa and Dr. Peter Hutchinson.
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