CCSMH Strategic Priorities: Research

The Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health (CCSMH) research mandate is “to advocate for and to facilitate initiatives that create a strong seniors’ mental health research environment in Canada.” One of the priorities of the CCSMH is to support intersectoral research activity on clinically relevant and pressing practice and policy issues.

To address the research priority, the CCSMH hosted a two-day invitational workshop in 2004 (funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research: Institute of Aging) to identify and document a set of national research priorities for funding related to seniors’ mental health. There was unanimous agreement to create an online seniors’ mental health research and knowledge exchange network to connect people, ideas, and resources in the interest of research on seniors’ mental health.

Targeted mental health research will contribute to the creation of new knowledge which in turn will translate into improved health and a more effective health system for Canadian seniors.

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