Population Cardiovascular Health Research and Promotion Priorities

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed increased pressure on health care systems and families in Alberta. That's why empowering individuals to improve their health and feel a greater sense of control over it is one of the Libin Institute's top priorities. This is especially true for individuals known to be at increased risk of developing cardiovascular conditions, such as seniors, certain ethnic groups, individuals with chronic conditions like diabetes - all of whom are at increased risk of poor outcomes should they become ill with COVID-19.

In collaboration with researchers and community members, the Institute is conducting a series of community engagement sessions that will lay the foundation for innovative and personalized approaches to promote cardiovascular health for all. 

Recruiting Now

We are now recruiting community members for focus groups. The information you share will help improve health policies and create programs to make your community healthier. 

Your role: 

  • Take part in online interactive group discussions of about 1.5 hours in length. 
  • Share your thoughts on the health needs of your community and ideas on what supports are needed to improve health.

You will receive a $30 gift card as a thank you for your participation. 

Now scheduling

Join us for one of the following Community Priorities for Health Promotion sessions in June, 2022

  • Caribbean seniors (men) - June 23, 2022 9 -10:30 a.m.
  • South Asian seniors - June 21, 2022 6 - 7:30 p.m.
  • East Asian seniors - June 24, 2022  9 -10:30 a.m.
  • African seniors - June 20, 2022  6 - 7:30 p.m.



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For questions or comments contact: 
Camilia Thieba - camilia.thieba@ucalgary.ca

This study has been approved by the University of Calgary Conjoint Health Research Ethics Board.

Ethics ID: REB20-2000
Title: Engaging communities to identify population cardiovascular health research and promotion priorities
PI: Dr. Tanvir Turin Chowdhury