Current research activities of the group are broadly embedded within the themes of: housing, health surveys (including Qanuilirpitaa? 2017 and Qanuikkat Siqinirmiut?), energy and health, and food insecurity and housing. Research projects are developed and conducted in collaboration with community organizations, including Indigenous organizations responsible for public health, housing, and community planning and development. Scientific activities are conducted within an integrated Knowledge Translation (iKT) framework in which knowledge users, e.g. decision makers from Indigenous organizations, are involved in all steps of the research process, from defining research questions to knowledge dissemination. In this way, results generated by the projects are expected to fill knowledge gaps identified by organizations to inform the development, implementation, reach, and effectiveness of current and future public health, housing and community planning policies. Working within an iKT framework allows for real-time translation of research results to support decision-making and policy.

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