Bringing the lessons of EQUIP Primary Health Care into Emergency Departments

We are excited to announce that members of the EQUIP team have received a project grant from CIHR. The new study – EQUIP Emergency (Promoting Health Equity for Indigenous and non-Indigenous People in Emergency Departments in Canada) – is focused on taking the lessons from EQUIP Primary Health Care and working to improving health equity for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Emergency Departments.

Please read more about the study in our project summary.











For more information, please contact the study lead Colleen Varcoe at or the project Research Manager, Phoebe Long at or 604.822.3183.

Researcher Spotlight

Dr. Amélie Blanchet Garneau                                 

Amélie is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Nursing at Université de Montréal Amelie.PNGand an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the Université Laval.   

She is interested in critical theoretical perspectives regarding culture and health, and the relevance of cultural safety in shifting organizational practices and policies toward fostering health and health care equity.

She has a theoretical and practical background in initial and continuing nursing education and sees critical pedagogy as one way to transform health care practices toward health care equity. Her program of research aims at translating an equity-oriented approach to care for marginalized populations in health care professionals’ initial and continuing education. This research program could directly inform curriculum development in nursing and other health disciplines focusing on promoting social and justice and equity in health and health care.