The TRANSFORMATION Study regularly engages decision makers to promote buy-in and push forward the science of primary care performance measurement and reporting. Presentations about an automated practice-based patient survey system have piqued the interest of decision makers, such as the College of Family Physicians of Canada. We also align our work with the General Practice Services Committee’s GP4Me Initiative in BC, including questions from their provider survey in our suite of practice-based surveys and sharing aggregate results.
Dr. Claire Kendall and colleagues on the pan-Canadian Living with HIV (LHIV) Innovation Team, recently featured on the Canadian HIV/AIDS Treatment Information Exchange (CATIE) blog, document their successes and lessons learned in patient engagement in a new Canadian Family Physician article. Read more
News coverage on eHIPP grant and Project for Student Mental Health on Campus; Mindfulness Virtual Community:
- York U team receives close to $1M in funding for mental-health care virtual community for students
- York research team launches Mindfulness Virtual Community project
CBPHC New Investigator Award recipient Dr. Farah Ahmad is working to improve access to mental health care for new immigrants as part of a team of researchers at York University, who also received a CIHR eHealth Innovation Initiative catalyst grant. Their work has recently been published in:
Graduate students working with Dr. Kue Young’s CBPHC Circumpolar Health Systems Innovation Team (CIRCHSIT) are helping to pinpoint weak spots in primary care in Canada’s far northern communities, including barriers to accessing local health care services in Northwest Territories and challenges with pharmacy services in Nunavut.
CanIMPACT: The Canadian Team to Improve Community-Based Cancer Care along the Continuum
- Globe and Mail article
- October 14, 2016: Canadian Family Physician October issue is dedicated to CanIMPACT
This Faces of Healthcare article profiles Dr. Mike Green, a family doctor and health researcher. His studies are inspired by the day-to-day challenges he sees at the clinic level. His latest research reveals some surprising ways health practitioners can better serve Indigenous patients with diabetes.
The CBPHC Annual meetings bring together the CIHR funded CBPHC Innovation Teams and salary award recipients, including New Investigators, Applied Public Health Chairs, and Embedded Clinician Researchers, along with representatives from national health care organizations and policy leads and decision makers engaged with the initiative. The meetings provide participants with an opportunity to critically reflect on progress, achievements, and impacts arising from Innovation Team's programs of research, including capacity building and knowledge translation activities. The meetings also provide a forum for knowledge exchange, critical debate and collaboration between Teams, salary awardees, decision-makers, and partners with a common interest.
- Community Based Primary Health Care Innovations 3rd Annual Meeting (November 2015)
- Community Based Primary Health Care Innovations 2nd Annual Meeting (November 2014)
- First Annual Meeting of the Community-based Primary Health Care (CBPHC) Innovation Teams (October 2013)
The CBPHC Innovation Team Grants completed mid-term reports at 2.5 years, in the fall of 2015. The focus of the mid-term reporting was designed around a common set of questions asked of all teams that were grounded in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences research impact categories – advancing knowledge, building capacity, informing decision making, health impacts and broad social and economic impacts.
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