Halifax Regional Municipality Planning and Development Department
“Through our four year Strategic Plan the Planning & Development department has committed to renewing and strengthening the use of GIS and other quantitative analysis to support policy decisions and directions.
In HRM there is a legacy of inconsistency in small area geography identification for planning analysis that reaches back to amalgamation of the Municipality in 1996. Careful study of the geographical units that best define our communities and neighbourhoods will be a valuable addition to the knowledge base in the Regional Planning division and will benefit the whole department.”
Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness
“Over the past year, we have worked closely with Dr. Terashima, the Maritime SPOR Support Unit, and the Nova Scotia Health Authority, to develop community cluster geography suitable for both planning and management of the health system and research […] The Business Analytics and Information Management Branch will play a key advisory and stakeholder role in this important project.”
Healthy Populations Institute (HPI) of Dalhousie University
“Through excellence in research, capacity building, and knowledge translation, HPI has been a leader in health promotion research in Atlantic Canada and beyond.
It is within this context of exceptional research grant capture, and interdisciplinary, collaborative, policy and program-focused health promotion research, that HPI has undergone a renewal process: reflecting on our past, visioning our future, and developing a plan for continued success. As part of this renewal we have re-committed ourselves to policy and program-focused research, but also recognize the need to highlight more explicitly our ‘upstream research’, that is research which addresses the fundamental causes of unhealthy lives and communities.”
Maritime SPOR Support Unit (MSSU)
“The MSSU actively engages with the Maritime patient population in order to build meaningful and active collaborations with the research community in areas of governance, priority setting, planning, and conducting research. By doing so, the MSSU contributes to an enhanced health system, engaged community of research, and improved health outcomes that better reflect the needs and values of the Maritime patient community.”