Where your Dollars Go
Power of Movement raises money for the Arthritis & Autoimmunity Research Centre (AARC). One of our new research priorities is focused on Imaging Inflammation. Incredibly scientists are now able to identify cells that cause the debilitating inflammation and pain in people suffering from arthritis and related autoimmune conditions, using non-invasive technologies. The Imaging Inflammation project is studying pain and inflammation using the most sophisticated imaging equipment available in a state of the art facility, housed at the University Health Network (UHN). Early indentification of these cells can lead to faster diagnosis, ultimately stopping the disease before joint damage occurs. For more information and to read the AARC Activity Report, please click HERE.
In more community related health initiatives, the Arthritis Research Foundation is proud to support the Arthritis Community Research and Evaluation Unit (ACREU). ACREU ‘s multidisciplinary research team seeks to identify deficiencies in existing treatment and support services, and to assist in the development of new policies and programs. ACREU plays a key role in providing critical information to the provincial and federal governments to enhance arthritis care. For more information on the type of community based health research that ACREU does, please visit: http://www.acreu.ca/
In addition to the research platforms outlined above, funding from Power of Movement supports the following three National awards:
1.Canadian Rheumatology Association (CRA): Young Faculty Award for Excellence in Research. This award is for basic science, clinical research, epidemiology/health services research and pediatric. For more information on the CRA, please visit: http://rheum.ca/
2.Arthritis Health Professionals Association (AHPA): Movement and Mobility Awards in the areas of Research and Clinical Practice. For more information on the AHPA, please visit: http://www.ahpa.ca/
3. Canadian Alliance of Pediatric Rheumatology Investigators (CAPRI): Grant to support this groups ongoing research. For more information on CAPRI, please visit: www.sickkids.ca/Research/index.html