Public Engagement

At its core, CAIHR is a scientific and knowledge organisation whose work informs and catalyses transformation of policy and programs to empower the individual citizen to take charge of his/her personal health.

CAIHR focuses on health-related research which seeks to provide answers to the questions about how people can improve their health and maintain a good quality of life, from birth to adulthood and the policies needed to support this.

We are constantly exploring new relationships and new ways of bring our services closer to communities through our broad-based research studies and findings among populations across the Caribbean region.

History, Heritage and Identity symposium

The second installment of the “History, Heritage and Identity” Overcoming the Burden of Disease Symposium provided insights on the history of disease among the Caribbean diaspora and scientific perspectives to guide how participants could overcome persistent health challenges in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.More


CAIHR Researchers share Parent Manual for playing with toddlers while at home

The Child Development Research Group at CAIHR has addressed the need for information and activities to support early learning through play with a new Parent Manual from our evidence-based programme Reach up and Learn, with activities to support early learning and tips for helping children feel safe and happy. More


History, Heritage and Identity symposium

In the context of the global outrage and gathering protest movement at the death of George Floyd, the Afro-Caribbean Churches in the UK have turned to The UWI for partnership and support to stage an Online Symposium, which they have described as an attempt "to construct the intellectual infrastructure for a high-quality conversation with the Church of England and other officials in the power structure of British society".

This initiative emerged out of conversations held between the Caribbean Institute for Health Research, The UWI, and leaders of the largest Afro-Caribbean Churches in the United Kingdom, who are desirous of forging an alliance with The University of the West Indies to stage a signature Diaspora Education and Empowerment initiative premised on The University’s formidable body of research and scholarship on West Indian History. More


GA-CDRC staff contribute evidence during the COVID-19 outbreak in the Caribbean

The University of the West Indies was asked by the Barbados Ministry of Health and Wellness to provide evidence to assist with the planning of a government response to the emerging COVID-19 outbreak. More


CAIHR Encourages Social Responsibility

An inaugural CAIHR award was given to local fast-food chain Island Grill in recognition of its actions in 2016 to adjust its menu to provide healthier cuisine. More