2015-16 recipients

The following Emerging Leaders in Health Promotion Grant Program projects received funding in 2015-16.

CALL ME – Canadians Alleviating Loneliness and Longing by Mingling with the Elderly

With their CALL ME (Canadians Alleviating Loneliness and Longing by Mingling with the Elderly) ELiHP project, co-leads Dr. Nabeela Nathoo and Dr. Omar Damji put a Calgary spin on a UK-based study of the positive effects of a telephone befriending service on the physical and mental health of older adults (65 and older).

Promoting health in Edmonton through the Men who have Sex with Men project

The Emerging Leaders in Health Promotion grant program project "Digital Approaches to Health Promotion in Edmonton MSM (Men who have Sex with Men)" addresses the significant gap in the provision of accessible, evidence-based and locally relevant health information and resources for the Edmonton GBQT community.

Removing barriers to prenatal care for immigrant women

With her Emerging Leaders in Health Care Promotion project to improve prenatal care in Edmonton’s immigrant women population, Dr. Rachel Wang recognized the many barriers encountered by immigrant women and their families when expecting a child and/or planning a family.

Supporting NICU graduate families with playgroups and peer counselling

With the goal of supporting families and alleviating the parental anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and depression that are common risk factors with pre-term births, then-medical students Alanna Chomyn and her Emerging Leaders in Health Promotion project co-lead, Supraja Rengan, designed a parent-support program comprised primarily of family playgroup sessions and peer support.

Welcome to Canada! Now for the challenge of accessing health care

The Emerging Leaders in Health Promotion grant program project "HealthLINC: Health Literacy and Information for Newcomers to Canada" aims to improve health care access for immigrants and refugees.

Camp OAK (“One of a kind”)

Recipient: Dr. Devin Chetan, resident in pediatrics, University of Alberta

This project was renamed Heart Heroes Camp. Learn more here

Project description: This project will provide a safe, medically supervised, fun camp experience for children with congenital heart disease, who would not otherwise be able to attend camp, and alleviate caregiver fatigue by providing a reprieve to families.

Alberta Medical Association Mission: Advocate for and support Alberta physicians. Strengthen their leadership in the provision of sustainable quality care.