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Much of the research undertaken with data available through the CRDCN is health related. This section was developed to help you find relevant news, publications, and videos. The main datasets used to examine health issues are also listed.



New dataset available

The Canadian Community Health Survey 2016 - Annual Component (CCHS) is now available in the RDCs. The CCHS is a cross-sectional survey that collects information related to health status, health care utilization and health determinants for the Canadian population. It relies upon a large sample of respondents and is designed to provide reliable estimates at the health region level every 2 years.

11 October 2017 - 5:32pm |

Census 2006 linked to hospitalization data

We are pleased to announce the release of a linked data set that brings together data from  the 2006 long-form Census and the Discharge Abstract Database (DAD), thanks to the collaboration between Statistics Canada and the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). These linked data provide information on hospitalization patterns of Canadians and allow for analysis of subpopulations. They will also allow researchers to study the associations between the characteristics of individuals and their use of hospital services.  For more information about this new dataset, click here.

2 October 2017 - 5:10pm |

Postdoctoral fellowship opportunity

Two postdoctoral fellowships in health policy and healthy public policies are presently offered as part of the Strategic Training Program in Transdisciplinary Health Policy Research led by McGill University and the INSPQ, and funded by the CIHR. Successful candidates will work under the joint supervision of Dr. Alain Poirier and that of one of the following professors: Daniel Weinstock, Amélie Quesnel-Vallée, Erin Strumpf, or Gilles Paradis. The fellowship is worth $70,000 for one year, starting September 2017. Interested researchers should submit a complete application as soon as possible, and no later than August 21, 4:30 pm.

21 July 2017 - 10:14am |

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