Timely access to health services related to gender transition is critical. People going through a gender transition often face stigma, discrimination and loss of support networks, which can lead to depression and poor mental health.
This past April, 14 community members who had not previously met came together with a common purpose - to learn how to do research, and to dream up a community based research question that they would tackle as a team.
Researchers at NSHA and Dalhousie University are global leaders in defining the concept of frailty. They’ve developed tools for quantifying frailty that are now used in Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States, China and other parts of the world.
Researchers at NSHA are pioneering ways to improve atrial fibrillation (AF) patients’ health and quality of life, partnering with Halifax-based Kinduct Technologies to develop and pilot a virtual clinic to follow patients with AF.