The Centre for Health Promotion Research (CHPR)*, in partnership with UBC’s Human Early Learning Program and School of Population and Public Health, hosts a variety of activities related to inter-disciplinary research and graduate education. Its aim is to support the development of local, provincial, national, and international efforts to reduce health inequities and societal inequities and to enable people to gain greater control over the determinants of their health and quality of life.
Dr. Jim Frankish is Professor and Director of the Centre for Health Promotion Research at UBC.
He has worked with 34 disciplines/departments on more than 100 research projects on a range of topics, including the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, homelessness, nutrition education, health literacy, community capacity, healthy communities, and health promotion in primary care.
He has served as Chair of the UBC Sociobehavioural Ethics Review Committee. He is a Board Member of the Lookout Homeless Shelter Society and a member of the National Collaborating Centre on Determinants of Health.
He is also a member of a national research-training program on population-health interventions. He created an innovative course (IHHS 200) on Meanings, Measurements and Determinants of Health, and is creating a ‘Health 101’ course for Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
*Previously the Centre for Population Health Promotion Research (2008) and the Institute of Health Promotion Research (1990).