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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.



Biospecimens available for research purposes

Since 2007, the Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS) is collecting key information relevant to the health of Canadians not only through household interviews, but also by means of direct physical measurements and by collecting small amounts of blood, urine and DNA samples from consenting participants. The CHMS’s collection now amounts to hundreds of thousands of small test tubes of biospecimens available for research purposes. Researchers interested in working with the biobank can visit the program’s website. This guide and brief video also provide helpful information about the project and the access procedure.

13 July 2015 - 10:52am |

Call for proposals for the biobank of the Canadian Health Measures Survey

From November 1 to December 31, Statistics Canada is inviting researchers to apply for access to blood, urine and DNA samples from the Biobank of the Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS) for use in health studies. For more information, click here.

3 November 2014 - 10:04am |

Oral health care in Canada

Concluding a three-year evaluation, the report of the multi-disciplinary panel on oral health established by the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences is now available. In addition to a literature reviews, the report presents an innovative analysis of data from the Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS), which for the first time in approximately 40 years has provided nationally representative, clinical information on the oral health status of Canadians. In summary, the panel finds that there are major income-related inequalities in oral health and access to oral health care across social groups in Canada and that those with the highest levels of problems are also those with the greatest difficulty accessing care. You can read the executive summary and the recommendations of the panel by clicking this link.

30 September 2014 - 2:35pm |

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