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Call for Proposals--Local Agencies Required to Support Cardiovascular Health Awareness Program (CHAP) in 20 Ontario Communities

The Cardiovascular Health Awareness Program (CHAP) is an innovative,
community-based program that enables community agencies, family
physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and volunteers to work together to
improve high blood pressure monitoring and control and the management
of other modifiable risk factors, to prevent stroke and cardiovascular
disease in seniors.
 
The CHAP Team, led by researchers at McMaster University and the
Élisabeth Bruyère Research Institute, a University of Ottawa & SCO
Health
Service Partnership, is currently planning for a province-wide
evaluation study.  Twenty Ontario communities (Aurora,
Bracebridge, Brantford, Collingwood, Cornwall, Elliot Lake,
Gravenhurst, Kenora, Leamington, Lindsay, Orangeville, Orillia,
Pembroke, Port Hope, Stratford, Strathroy, Thorold, Tillsonburg,
Wallaceburg & Woodstock) have been selected to participate in the
program beginning in Fall 2006.  

We are now accepting applications from local agencies that have the
capacity to lead community mobilization activities to help prepare for
CHAP implementation. In Phase 1, one agency (or coalition of agencies)
will be selected in each of the 20 communities to receive a maximum of
$5,000 to conduct planning and readiness activities. This initiative is
funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Ontario Stroke
Strategy.

For more information or an application form, please contact

Tracy Gierman
Central, Eastern and Northern Ontario
tgierman@scohs.on.ca
(613) 562-4262 x1592

Rob Stevens
Southern Ontario including Aurora and Orangeville
rstevens@mcmaster.ca
(905) 525-9140 x28518

Visit us at http://www.chapprogram.ca.