All sites have reached capacity and are not accepting new participants.
If you agree to participate, you will:
Be asked to answer a series of questionnaires about your health, diet, physical activity engagement, access to health services, your community environment, and in some cases, your cultural experience. Some of these questionnaires can be done online.
Have physical measurements taken such as weight, height and blood pressure
Undergo a Magnetic Resonance Imaging scan to evaluate your abdominal fat, your liver and to assess the functioning of your heart, your brain and of the blood vessels in your neck.
Provide your health card number to allow us to link the information we collect from your questionnaires to information collected by national and provincial health databases.
Completing the RedCap online survey:
Some of the questionnaires participants will be asked to complete is available online. By completing these surveys online, you will help the Alliance reduce our impact on the environment! It’s also faster and easy to use!
We see all our participants as partners in research and are excited to work with you on this novel project. Your contribution will enable Canadian scientists to better understand the early causes and risk factors of cardiovascular disease and cancer in order to guide future research, to evaluate new therapies and inform public policy.
Canadian Alliance for Healthy Hearts & Minds
The Canadian Alliance for Healthy Hearts and Minds or ‘The Alliance’ for short, is a landmark national research study aimed at understanding the causes and the development of chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, dementia and cancer. From 2013-2017, approximately 9,700 participants, aged 35-69, from across Canada will be invited to participate in the Alliance and will undergo measures, including an MRI scan, provide blood samples and detailed information about themselves and their environments, and agree to have their health followed.
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