CIHR - SGBA Health Policy-Research Partnerships

In response to the Canadian government's renewed commitment to gender-based analysis, Health Canada recently approved a department-wide Sex- and Gender-Based Analysis (SGBA) Action Plan. A key activity within this action plan is a partnership between the CIHR Institute of Gender and Health, the Institute of Aboriginal Peoples' Health and the Health Canada Gender and Health Unit (GHU). The aim of this partnership is to fund research-policy partnerships, which will help bridge the gaps between research knowledge and policy development and support the rigorous application of SGBA to ensure Health Canada's outward facing activities address the diverse needs of women, men, girls, boys and gender-diverse people to maximize positive health outcomes and improve health equity.

Research Areas:

This funding opportunity will support initiatives relevant to the following research areas:

  • Applying a gendered lens to cannabis risk perceptions, public education and awareness
  • Considering SGBA across the pharmaceutical management system: a focus on select drug classes
  • Digital technology to support informal caregivers: matching the tools to the needs
  • Involving Indigenous fathers/men in healthy child development programming and activities
  • Applying a GBA+ lens to a reorientation of Health Canada risk communications for health products
  • Considering sex and gender to support a psychologically healthy workplace
  • Applying SGBA+ in developing a modernized framework for the regulation of self-care products
Agency Name: 
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Contact Name: 
Penny D'Agnone
Grant Amount: 
The maximum amount per grant is $75,000 per year for up to two years for a total of $150,000, per grant.
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External Deadline: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
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