The Alberta Society Health Integration Project
The Alberta Society Health Integration Project (SHIP) is a research program aimed at providing an innovative approach to help Albertans facing challenges in areas of mental health, acute and chronic pain, and malaise impacting overall wellness. The program is a collaboration between Huatuo Clinic, the Alberta College of Acupuncture, the University of Calgary, and the Alberta Government. The project focuses on the use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) services in conjunction with Conventional Medicine to achieve recovery and improve economic participation.
CAM refers to medical practices that are not part of conventional medical care, such as acupuncture, dietary therapy, and mind-body therapies. Numerous scientific studies have shown the benefits of CAM when integrated with conventional medicine in addressing conditions such as chronic pain and mental health.
The program offers a great opportunity for Albertans between the ages of 14 and 55 to participate in the research project that uses CAM services. The program’s dedicated team has already worked with patients in the CHIP program, leading to stunning results showing the impact of CAM treatments. The goal of SHIP is to advance health and research while improving health and social recovery for the economic inclusivity of the community.
To learn more about the program, individuals can visit www.abship.ca.
A research project focused on addressing pain and mental health issues for people with disabilities is set to launch soon, with funding from the Alberta Government and in collaboration with the University of Calgary. Keep an eye out for updates.