Langille, Don (Research
Canada Crazy for Our Children and Youth Mental Health. Funded by CIHR ($99,900)
In order to accelerate the recognition of the potential of administrative databases to provide national, provincial, regional and local timely information on children and youth mental health, the present proposal brings together an expert team of researchers for the development of the Canadian mental health surveillance system, to conduct the following validation studies: 1. Produce an overall and specific mental disorders study of yearly treated prevalence in 5 Canadian provinces and, 2. Test the measurement of the incidence of 3 selected childhood and adolescents disorders representative of 3 major types of disorders (autism/pervasive developmental disorder; ADHD; anxiety disorders)in the same 5 provinces. My role is as co-PI. (2011-2012)
Mental Health and Addictions in Nova Scotia: Epidemiological and Demographic Analysis. Funded by the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation ($30,000).
This work will examine the rates incidence and prevalence of various mental health outcomes in Nova Scotia, using available surveys and administrative data bases. The work is being carried out in support of the Mental Health Strategy Advisory Committee in Nova Scotia. My role is as Co-investigator. (2011-2012)
Jurisdictional Review - Synthesis of Mental Health and Addictions Strategies. Funded by the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation ($55,920).
This work will synthesize what is known about the development, governance and implementation and evaluation of mental health strategies in Canada and catalogue and describe mental health and addictions service models being used ion other provinces. The work is being carried out in support of the Mental Health Strategy Advisory Committee in Nova Scotia. My role is as Principal Investigator. (2011-2012)
Accessibility and Use of the Emergency Contraceptive Pill in Nova Scotia. Funded by the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation ($145,931).
The objective of this research project is to understand the things that can affect women’s ability to get EC and pharmacists’ ability to provide it. The research will involve surveys of women and pharmacists in the province, and examination of pharmacy databases. The results of this research will inform policy changes related to the provision of EC, and at several levels: that of those responsible for leadership within the health care system, within pharmacy groups, and at the level of individual pharmacies. Continuing education for pharmacists and physicians, and health promotion and education initiatives for women in Nova Scotia will also be able to make use of the results, so as to reduce barriers to EC use, thus making it easier for women to prevent unintended pregnancy. My role is as co-investigator. (2007-20112)
Sexual Health Services and Sexual Health Promotion at Nova Scotia Universities. Funded by CIHR ($14,991) and NSHRF ($32,171)
This project is a development grant which involves several Nova Scotia universities in an effort to use online survey capacity available at Dalhousie to assess university students’ needs for and use of sexual health services and health promotion. Findings will be used to enhance services at university health clinics. The CIHR funds are being used to build a team to submit a proposal to CIHR’s Partnerships for Health System Improvement in 2011. Those from NSHRF support piloting of the project’s online survey. My role was is co- Principal Investigator. (2010-2011)