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Research & reports

This section is intended as a resource for health professionals, sharing VCH research and reports with staff, physicians and partners.

VCH Research Institute

Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute is one of Canada’s top-funded health research institutes. Our researchers represent a multitude of health disciplines, research backgrounds and clinical occupations. Activities range from laboratory-based research to gain understanding about the human body and health conditions, to clinical research focused on evaluating new ways to provide patient care. Visit the VCH Research Institute website to learn about research opportunities for health professionals.

The Focus is on Health, Not Weight

The Focus is on Health, Not Weight paper is intended to share current research findings related to health and weight. The paper presents overarching principles for addressing weight-related issues to promote optimal health and well-being for all. The purpose of this resource is to help VCH practitioners to incorporate current evidence into their practice. Please refer to the Backgrounder for more details about the paper. 

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