Thinking and research about the unique health issues faced by military personnel has changed and evolved dramatically in the last decades – and has become all the more necessary with Canada’s engagement in Afghanistan and other recent missions. These Canadians have made exceptional personal sacrifices, yet Canada is alone among its major allies in not having a national research program dedicated to the particular needs of its military community.
That’s why we are creating the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran’s Health Research (CIMVHR) at Queen’s. Our goal will be to maximize the health and well-being of Canadian military personnel, veterans and their families.
Queen’s leads researchers from more than 20 Canadian universities to develop a coordinated approach to research and knowledge transfer. Their work will transform practise and make a significant difference to the care of Canada’s more than 700,000 veterans and the more than 100,000 serving military personnel and their families.