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Dal study shows importance of physical activity and social connection for kids during COVID‑19 lockdowns
Monday, May 10, 2021
A School of Health and Human Performance (HAHP) eight-week study showed that during times of uncertainty and increased stress, the BOKS (Build our Kids' Success) program can be used as a tool to improve a child’s overall wellbeing. Despite challenges brought on by the lockdowns, parents of participating students noticed improvements in their child’s mood, energy level and sleep.
COVID-19 has caused disruption to our lives in many ways, including how we access health care. Many walk-in clinics and family practices were closed, pharmacies have restrictions on patient interactions and as a result of public health protocols, many of us are now meeting with our family doctor through a computer screen or by phone call, instead of face-to-face.
More than fun and games: PhD in Health student advancing knowledge on the importance of play for African Nova Scotian girls
Thursday, July 16, 2020
Ask Crystal Watson how play has changed for African Nova Scotian girls over the past 30 years, and the answer is startling. “We don’t know,” says the PhD in Health candidate, recreation therapist and Executive Director for Recreation Nova Scotia. “The majority of the literature doesn’t talk about childhood through an Afrocentric lens, so we just don’t have that research.”
Thursday, July 9, 2020
A national survey commissioned by ParticipACTION and led by Dr. Sarah Moore shows that restricted access to playgrounds, schools, childcare, playdates, and instructions to “stay home” have made it more challenging than ever for kids to develop and maintain healthy movement behaviour habits.
Indigenous‑Academic Collaboration Aims on Transforming Health Research in Mi’kma’ki, Labrador and Beyond
Friday, June 26, 2020
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research have awarded $100.8 million dollars over 16 years to nine new Indigenous health research networks across Canada. This represents the largest single investment in Indigenous health research in Canadian history.
Monday, May 11, 2020
With the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring 2020 the Year of the Nurse and Midwife, it is very fitting to Dalhousie University Faculty of Health researcher and RN Margot Latimer that this is the launch year for the first Nova Scotia CIHR (Canadian Institutes of Health Research) Indigenous Research Chair in Nursing.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Dal Health assistant professor, Dr. Amy Bombay, among group of outstanding group health researchers who were announced as recipients of the 2018 CIHR Early Career Award