The Prairies Node includes Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, and is led by Dr. Cameron Wild, Professor at the University of Alberta. Excellent researchers from Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba are investigating substance misuse/addiction interventions delivered in clinics, the community, and academic research settings. Each province funds treatment and prevention of substance misuse/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.
The CRISM Prairie Node already counts over 125 members, including investigators, system and program managers, policy makers, and consumer advocates, each of whom recognizes the need for enhanced regional collaboration to address substance misuse/addiction, and who have committed to participate in a Prairie regional CRISM Node.
To learn more about the CRISM Prairie Node, click here.