N.S. invests $37M to build institute on rural healthcare, applicable research

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NBHC Engagement
March 10, 2023

This is an example of a university shifting its focus from academia to applied research, which can have practical implications for communities and the healthcare system. The investment will be used by St. Francis Xavier University to launch a research institute focused on rural communities, the social determinants of health and promoting mental health and wellness. The institute for innovation in health will serve as a site where researchers and students can work under one roof. It’ll be open to healthcare professionals who have ideas that could help the system but that need to be developed and trialed.

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