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Current Research

Island Health conducts and supports a wide range of research that:

  • creates new knowledge to improve health and care in our communities;
  • discovers the most effective ways to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases through clinical trials;
  • engages people by working together to ensure that the right patient receives the right treatment at the right time; and
  • applies research evidence to improve health services, support policy-making, and strengthen the healthcare system.

To ensure we're meeting the needs of the communities we serve, we focus on research in:

  • Seniors Health
  • Mental Health and Substance Use
  • Aboriginal Health

Learn about the difference research makes to health and care (video).