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- It is our great pleasure to share the very good news that CRISM Prairies and the national CRISM network are renewed for an additional six-years!
The Prairie Node team would like to thank each member of the network for providing ideas, feedback, and support during the renewal application process. We look forward to collaborating with new partners and enhancing existing relationships during this next phase. There are now five nodes in the network including: British Columbia (NPI Evan Wood), Prairies (NPI David Hodgins), Ontario (NPI Jürgen Rehm), Quebec (NPI Julie Bruneau), and Atlantic (NPI Sherry Stewart).
Congratulations to the CRISM Prairies network! We look forward to this important work ahead!
- You can read the official announcement in the Government of Canada news release.
- Meet the new Prairie Node leadership team.
- The Research Development Grant program is offering six $10,000 grants this year, with review taking place 4 times per year.
- The Research Development Grant program will reopen for applications on September 1 2022.
- View the first 33 projects funded under this program.
- We will be offering six $2,000 Knowledge Translation grants as well on a first-come first-served basis.
- We will continue the CRISM-AHS Advancement of Analytics in Substance Use program
- Be sure to visit our publications page where we host 100s of publications from Node members, available here.
- CRISM’s first clinical trial (OPTIMA) is complete and the first publication is available here.
- During the early stages of the SARS-COV-2 pandemic, the national CRISM network brought experts from across the country together, developing six national guidance documents in just three months, to address the urgent needs of people who use substances, service providers, and decision makers.
- Nationally CRISM also undertook twelve Emerging Health Threat Implementation Science Program initiatives, with each node facilitating three initiatives according to regional strengths and expertise. While these projects will continue, bridging our transition into the next phase, one example of the resources produced to date from these efforts is the website Why SCS: Information about Supervised Consumption Services in Canada. Evidence briefs and accompanying infographics are available on the website in English, French, and Spanish.
- These are some of the many successes we’re building on for our work ahead as CRISM 2.0!
- CRISM will be updating the 2018 National Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Guideline.
- Three new demonstration projects will be underway shortly and the overarching research theme for these projects is supporting people who use substances across a continuum of care.
- Project 1 will be led by David Hodgins, to address “Mapping Trajectories of Assisted and Unassisted Change in Substance Use”
- Project 2 will be led by Colleen Dell, to address the “Human connection to Dogs for Wellness From Substance Use Harms”
- Project 3 will be led by Elaine Hyshka, to address “Informal and Formal Support in Rural Settings”
Please view the Bulletin for more information.
What is CRISM?
CRISM is the Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse.
Funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), CRISM is a national network of researchers, service providers, policy makers and people with lived experience. CRISM ’s overall objective is to translate evidence-based interventions for substance misuse into clinical practice, community-based prevention, harm reduction, and health system changes. Our intent is to support the creation of more effective, personal, and adoptable intervention programs and services. The National CRISM website may be found at: www.crism.ca
What is the CRISM Prairie Node?
Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba have excellent researchers investigating substance use/addiction interventions (including prevention, harm reduction and specialty-based addiction treatment) delivered in the clinic, the community, and in academic research settings. Each Province funds treatment and prevention of substance use/addiction and has developed strategic plans through their respective Ministries of Health and Regional Health Authorities. But to date, these assets have operated either in isolation, or as part of small provincial teams.
Become A Member
Interested researchers, service providers, and decision-makers in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and the North West Territories are invited to become members of the CRISM Prairie Node. Members will have access to CRISM resources and support, and we anticipate that Members will become more or less active in the Node depending on opportunities and interests. If you would like to become affiliated with the CRISM Prairie Node, please access the online survey link below. It takes no more than 10 minutes to complete the questions. The survey asks about you and your interests, and by completing it, you will help us tailor regional Node activities to your interests. The information we collect will be used for planning purposes, will be stored securely in a password-protected network, and will be used to develop a Node member database.
Funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research