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Led by co-Principal Investigators Sonia Anand of PHRI; Matthias Friedrich of McGill University Health Centre; and Douglas Lee, ICES, the objectives of the Canadian Alliance for Healthy Hearts and Minds (CAHHM) were:

  • To understand the role of socio-environmental and health system contextual factors (societal structure, built environment, nutrition environment, tobacco environment, access to and quality of health services) on individual CV risk factors, subclinical vascular disease, and clinical CV events.
  • To identify early markers for sub-clinical dysfunction in the brain, heart and abdomen using magnetic resonance imaging, and to investigate the contextual and individual level determinants (i.e. biologic factors such as genetic and molecular signatures) of this dysfunction, as well as to assess the predictive value of sub-clinical dysfunction on the development of clinical CV events.
Study Type

Observational

Study Design

Observational cohort

NO. of Countries

1

NO. of Sites

27

NO. of Participants

9700

Study Period

2013 - 2021

Sponsor

PHRI

VIDEO: OVERVIEW OF CAHHM

VIDEO: WHERE YOU LIVE, A CAHHM SUBSTUDY

VIDEO: INDIGENOUS DATA WORKSHOP, CAHHM FIRST NATIONS COHORT, 2019

Heart and Stroke Foundation Canada

Canadian Partnership Against Cancer

Alberta Tomorrow Project

Atlantic PATH

Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging

CARTaGENE

Montreal Heart Institute Biobank

Ontario Health Study

Prospective Urban and Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study

2,000 Reserve-based pan-Canadian Indigenous peoples

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