Title

Canadian academic visits Notre Dame’s Broome Campus

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Spring 10-16-2008

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame, Broome Campus

Publication Place

Broome

Abstract

Visiting Canadian scholar, Associate Professor Charlotte Jones recently spoke to Notre Dame staff and students on the Broome Campus about her work with health and management programs in Canada, particularly with Indigenous communities.

She discussed the evolution of Canada’s Cardiovascular Health and Management programs (CHAMP) and the principles involved in setting them up.

She then provided examples and results from these programs that have been implemented in rural, urban and multicultural communities. They currently are being disseminated throughout the province of Alberta.

Professor Jones is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada.

She practices as an adult endocrinologist and is medical director of the Calgary Health Region Hypertension and Cholesterol Centre. Her background includes a PhD in biochemistry from McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

This was followed by undergraduate and graduate medical training which took place at the University of Calgary. She has been involved in medical education both from the administrative and hands on teaching side.

Her research interests include mobilising communities to increase awareness, detection and control of cardiovascular risk factors (including hypertension, diabetes and cholesterol disorders).

Nursing staff and students were particularly interested in discussing with Professor Jones how the program could be applied in Indigenous communities across the Kimberley.

They were very enthusiastic about the involvement of community members as volunteers to conduct the blood pressure testing and to provide mentoring in regard to appropriate diet and lifestyle.

Media contact Lyn Quince, 08 9192 0602