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Our Partners

The Study to Assess Long-term Opioid Maintenance Effectiveness (SALOME) works together with a group of partners. For a detailed description of each partner organization, please click on the individual links below.

BC Ministry of Health
The Ministry of Health works with health authorities, care providers, agencies and other groups to guide and enhance the Province’s health services and ensure British Columbians are supported in their efforts to maintain and improve their health and to provide access to care.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
CIHR is the Government of Canada's agency for health research. CIHR's mission is to create new scientific knowledge and to enable its translation into improved health, more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian health-care system. Composed of 13 Institutes, CIHR provides leadership and support to more than 13,000 health researchers and trainees across Canada.

Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (CHÉOS)
CHÉOS is an inter-disciplinary research collective that engages in the evaluation, interpretation and dissemination of health outcome information. Based at St. Paul’s Hospital, CHÉOS is a centre of the Providence Health Care Research Institute.

InnerChange Foundation
Established in 2007, InnerChange Foundation provides leadership and funding to drive innovation and change to improve the health outcomes for people who are suffering from mental illness and addiction.

Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR)
The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR), funded by the government of British Columbia, is our province’s health research support agency. MSFHR’s mandate is to strengthen BC’s health research enterprise – which in turn improves the health of British Columbians, their health system and their economy. Dr Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes is funded by the MSFHR through a Career Investigator Award.

Providence Health Care (PHC)
PHC is one of Canada's largest faith-based health care organizations, operating 16 facilities within Vancouver Coastal Health. Guided by the principle "How you want to be treated," PHC's 1,200 physicians, 6,000 staff and 1,500 volunteers deliver compassionate care to patients and residents in British Columbia. Providence’s programs and services span the complete continuum of care and serve people throughout B.C. PHC operates one of two adult academic health science centres in the province, performs cutting-edge research in more than 30 clinical specialties, and focuses its services on six “populations of emphasis”: cardiopulmonary risks and illnesses, HIV/AIDS, mental health, renal risks and illness, specialized needs in aging and urban health.

University of British Columbia (UBC)
UBC was established in 1908, is one of Canada’s leading research universities and is consistently ranked among the top 40 in the world. The university attracts 54,000 students from across Canada and 140 countries around the world to two major campuses.

St. Paul’s Foundation
St. Paul’s Foundation is a registered charity that raises funds for enhanced patient care, capital projects, equipment, research and teaching at St. Paul’s Hospital, a world-leading academic health science centre located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, British Columbia.

The hospital’s current needs include support for heart and lung, HIV/AIDS research and treatment, palliative care, the kidney program and addictions/mental health.