StFX receives $37.4M to create Institute for Innovation in Health


St Francis Xavier University received a $37.4M investment from the Province of Nova Scotia to create a new research institute focused on improving the health of rural Nova Scotians. The Institute for Innovation in Health will focus on improving health and wellness in rural communities with an aim to prevent and manage chronic diseases and support rehabilitation and aging in place. As part of the new institute, StFX will also open a treatment and research centre, establish innovative infrastructure and training environments, and enhance the work of the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health. “The Institute for Innovation in Health at StFX will be recognized for impacting education, promotion and prevention programs responsive to rural healthcare and service needs in Nova Scotian communities,” said StFX President Andy Hakin.