Our Research

Our Research

CHHM has convened a talented group of clinicians and scientists to tackle some of the most devastating and crippling problems currently facing BC and Canada’s healthcare system. To meet the needs of our aging population today, and to prepare for the demographic realities of the future, there is an urgent need to support development of more sustained and cost-effective solutions for the problems that affect bones and joints.

The CHHM mandate is to focus on health and mobility for all Canadians across the lifespan. The CHHM synthesizes our wide range of research areas into 2 key Areas of Focus under the banner of Mobility: Healthy Aging and Bone & Joint Health.

On a more granular level, our research themes are broken into: 

  • Health Promoting Built and Social Environments
  • Health Promoting Behaviour (increasing activity and decreasing sedentary behaviour)
  • Falls & Injury Prevention
  • Healthy Joints
  • Healthy Bones
  • Healthy Tendons
  • Surgical Solutions

These key areas of focus are interconnected and form a unified research strategy to enhance mobility across the lifespan. Our research approach is not just across the lifespan but also across settings. We look at Communites, Schools, Workplaces, Hospitals, Home Care, Assisted Living, and Residential Care which often takes us out of the lab and into our communities to better understand mobility.

Training is an allied function of all themes.