Research at SLMHC
Research is a key component of the Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre's strategic plan and our board of directors and administration fully supports its staff and physicians participating in relevant cross cultural and rural hospital-based research. SLMHC has also engaged with outside research partners on topics appropriate to our area.
A research review committee oversees the research topics and approves safe and meaningful projects. The committee ensures cultural safety is paramount in conducting any research. SLMHCs efforts have produced valuable collaborations and dozens of peer reviewed publications. These are regularly collated into research compilations, all of which are available on our website.
SLMHC believes that local, relevant research will better inform health care providers to deliver optimal healthcare to all patients and clients. In 2013 the Anishinaabe Bimaadiziwin Research Program was created through partnership between SLMHC and the Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority (SLFNHA). The research program stemmed from the increased interest of First Nations communities, SLMHC, and SLFNHA, in research relevant to the area that will act as a catalyst to affect and promote healthcare change and to advance community-based research projects and regional capacity development. The research program promotes both community-based participatory research and primary investigator/clinician research projects.
Research topics have included (but are not limited to) subjects of cross-cultural care, maternal-child care, palliative care, rural medicine, addiction medicine, and rural medical education.
For more information, contact: abresearch(at)slmhc(dot)on(dot)ca