Margo Greenwood, Vice President of Aboriginal Health, was recently appointed to the Health Innovation Advisory Board for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).
Created in 2000, CIHR is an independent agency that funds health research in Canada. Its mission is to support new scientific knowledge and enable translation of that knowledge into:
- improved health,
- more effective health services and products, and
- a strengthened health care system.
The five new Advisory Boards will provide independent, expert advice to CIHR’s 13 Institutes. Advisory Board members represent the highest standard of excellence across CIHR’s four research areas:
- health systems and services, and
- the social, cultural and environmental factors that affect the health of populations.
The Advisory Board on Health Innovation provides advice on accelerating the discovery, development, evaluation and integration of health innovations into practice so that patients can receive the right interventions at the right time.