Founded in 2002, the CAH has been facilitating health research and training. The CAH developed and coordinates an M.A./M.Sc. Program in Gerontology: the only interdisciplinary graduate gerontology degree program of its kind on the prairies. The program began in 2005 and is based on a partnership of three faculties: Arts, Social Work, and Kinesiology and Health Studies.
In addition, contributions to the development of a gerontology research network have been very successful in obtaining research funding; CAH members have been recipients of a variety of prestigious honours and awards for research, teaching, public service, and other important areas.
The CAH is important from a provincial and national standpoint and has developed partnerships with health regions in Saskatchewan as well as provincial and local health organizations.