Partners and Collaborations
The McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics (MCCHE) has engaged in varied collaborations to promote positive changes to improve health.
- The creation of a worldwide network of scientists who developed the Brain to Society (BtS) approach (with funding from SSHRC, FQRSC, CIHR, NIH, and ICMR, totaling more than $3 million) and created a handbook on the BtS approach to obesity prevention, The Role of Brain and Society on Behavior (Elsevier, 2010). The book can be purchased on Amazon.
- A partnership with the Montréal and Québec public health agencies and Québec en Forme to develop a government-sponsored knowledge-to-action agenda to promote healthy lifestyles. Additionally, the MCCHE developed convergence-building knowledge systems and decision support tools to support multi- and cross-sectoral action in Québec.
- A partnership with the Public Health Agency of Canada and the World Health Organization for the commission of a series of papers on global health diplomacy related to healthy eating, as well as a series of expert workshops.
- A series of collaborative workshops sponsored by Foundations such as The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation.
- Leading a special issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, describing our convergent innovation approach to nutrition.
- Project commitments from corporate leaders, including the launch of NOURISH – a complete meal with a full serving of three food groups – by Campbell’s Canada, following discussions at one of our Workshops. Learn more at: