PCHR (Partners in Community Health Research)
Dr. Ellen Balka serves as an Academic Mentor for the PCHR training program
The PCHR training program is structured to act like a powerful magnet that attracts exceptional mentors and learners from across Canada and internationally to generate solutions to immediate problems in the health sector.
PCHR's most unique and innovative feature is the creation of community-based learning environments that complement formal coursework. This approach means shared learning across diverse university and community target groups through problem-based teamwork on actual community research priorities.
The three target learner groups are graduate students from multiple disciplines and programs, transdisciplinary postdoctoral fellows, and community program managers/learners/policy makers.