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Eastern Health continually strives to deliver high quality health-care services and programming to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador.
As the largest health authority in the province, the Department of Research and Innovation at Eastern Health is uniquely positioned to harness research and innovation to find creative health-care solutions. We are always open to new ideas, concepts and discussions to help us improve our quality of health care.
We invite you to browse our website to learn more about the work we do and how research and innovation benefits you, and our patients and their families.

Participate in a clinical trial

Clinical trials are research studies that test a drug, therapy, procedure or medical device on people. Clinical trials are only possible if there are volunteers willing to participate in studies. Many treatments used today are the result of past clinical trials. Participation in a clinical trail is a personal choice.


Innovation strategy

Eastern Health’s innovation strategy, ‘Innovating Together,’ formally articulates a path to achieve our vision – one that positions the organization to harness innovation to improve patient care and to elevate Eastern Health as a leader in the Canadian health innovation sector.



The Evaluation Division supports managers and health-care providers by measuring the impact of programs and services. The team supplies information and conducts analyses that enable clinicians to track the sustainability and effectiveness of particular programs. Effective evaluation is key for decision-making.