Institute for Life Course and Aging 2015-2016 Noon-Hour Seminars
the University of Toronto’s Institute for Life Course and Aging is pleased to present 2015-2016 Noon-Hour Seminars
The CHAPS-EMS Study: Effects of a Community Health Program on Well-Being and Community Cohesiveness in a Subsidized Senior’s Building in Hamilton
Gina Agarwal, MBBS(UK) MRCGP(UK) CCFP PHD(Epidemiology) Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Principal Investigator CHAP-ems (funded by CIHR and HAHSO) McMaster University
Thursday, January 21st, 2016 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
This talk will describe an innovative community program that ran for one year in a subsidised seniors' housing building. Though the program was designed to assess participants' health and their risks of chronic disease, un-anticipated effects occurred. Qualitative work explored participants' experiences and perceptions of the program and the analysis revealed some interesting 'spin-off' effects of the CHAP-EMS Program.
Dr. Gina Agarwal works as an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster Universityand is the Principal Investigator of the CHAP-EMS study or Community Health Assessment Program with Emergency Medical Services which is funded by CIHR.
Seminars are free, held at the Institute,
263 McCaul St., 4th Floor Classroom Please RSVP as seating is limited
This seminar will be filmed and archived on the Institute website approximately one week after the presentation. Live webcasting is no longer available.
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