SPHERU is a multidisciplinary research unit located at both the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Regina. SPHERU engages in population health research – the study of social factors that contribute to the well‐being of various groups within a population. Our focus is on population health intervention research to produce knowledge about policy and program interventions that operate within or outside of the health sector and have the potential to impact health status and health equity at the population level.  Working in collaboration with policy makers and communities throughout the province, SPHERU is committed to conducting leading edge policy‐relevant research. For more information about past and present projects please visit www.spheru.ca. To see our special website celebrating 20 years of community-based population health research please visit https://spheru20.ca/.

About the Authors

Tom McIntosh, PhD. is Co-Director of SPHERU and a Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of Regina.

Erin McLeod, MSW is a Registered Social Worker in private practice, a sessional lecturer with the University of Regina Faculty of Social Work and a SPHERU research assistant.

Bonnie Jeffery, PhD. is a SPHERU Researcher and a Professor of Social Work at the University of Regina.

Nuelle Novik, PhD. is a SPHERU Researcher and an Associate Professor of Social Work at the University of Regina.

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