IMPAKT-HiPPreventing Hip Pain
The IMPAKT-HiP study is funded by a 5 year $2.5 million grant by CIHR. As the Government of Canada’s health research investment agency, CIHR enables the creation of evidence-based knowledge and its transformation into improved treatments, prevention and diagnoses, new products and services, and a stronger, patient-oriented health-care system. Composed of 13 internationally recognized Institutes, CIHR supports more than 13,000 health researchers and trainees across Canada.
The Arthritis Patient Advisory Board (APAB), formerly known as the Consumer Advisory Board (CAB), is comprised of volunteer advocates with arthritis who bring personal experience and arthritis knowledge to our research. They ensure the consumer perspective is represented and assist in communicating research information and findings to arthritis consumers, professional organizations and the general public.
The Arthritis Society, founded in 1948, understands that research is the key to unlocking the mysteries of arthritis. They have been a generous supporter of the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada helping make studies like IMPAKT-HiP possible.
The Canadian Arthritis Patient Alliance (CAPA) is a grass-roots,
patient-driven, independent, national education and advocacy organization with members and supporters across Canada. It creates links between Canadians with arthritis, assists them to become more effective advocates and seeks to improve the quality of life of all people living with the disease.
CAPA is partnering with the IMPAKT-HiP study to help get the message of this important research to people with arthritis.
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is a multi-service agency in British Columbia, whose mandate is to promote the well-being of all Canadians and immigrants. They are collaborating with the IMPAKT-HiP study to provide arthritis health information to the Chinese community.
The IMPAKT –HiP research team consists of 14 top-level scientists many of whom are faculty members at the University of British Columbia.
This study includes a multidisciplinary team and state of the art equipment. Many of the specialists as well as facilities required are a part of the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and the Center for Hip Health and Mobility.