Canadian Alliance for Healthy Hearts and Minds

Principal Investigators: Dr. Sonia Anand, Dr. Matthias Friedrich, Dr. Jack Tu

Affiliation: Population Health Research Institute, Hamilton General Hospital

Start Year: 2013

Cancer, heart disease, stroke and brain health all impact the quality of life of people living in Canada, and also increase the cost of health care. The Canadian Alliance for Healthy Hearts and Minds (CAHHM) study has
enrolled Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health (CanPath) cohort participants (along with other participants in CAHHM recruited from other cohorts) and will integrate the CanPath core questionnaire data of these participants, to better understand the early causes and risk factors of subclinical vascular diseases and how they progress to clinical disease. We are also interested to determine how the places in which we live and work influence our lifestyles such as physical activity, food intake, and stress. Specifically the CanPath core questionnaire data will inform the socio-demographic, medical history, lifestyle factors, family history related to cancer and chronic diseases risk. By better understanding the causes of poor health and subclinical and clinical conditions, we will be able to identify key risk factors, and learn how to identify poor health early in order to optimize health services
access and treatment for at risk individuals.

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