Summary

The goal of this project was to support the development of the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Education and Research Network of Alberta (CAMera). In 1999, 70% of Canadians reported using some form of complementary or alternative medicine (CAM) over the previous six months, yet there was limited substantive research to guide best practices or inform consumers about CAM healthcare alternatives in Canada. Consequently, in 2002 CAMera was launched in order to facilitate multidisciplinary collaborations between researchers and practitioners, increase engagement in research activities, and improve the quality, quantity and usefulness of research. This project was developed to help transition CAMera to long term sustainability.