Research Funding

This section highlights selected research funding received since 1996.

Patient/Caregiver Engagement in Community-Based Research on Older Adults

The overall goal of the project is to investigate the most effective way to use the existing strengths of a community to design community-based health-related programming, and to measure the impact...

 Active

 June 2016-December 2017

Co-Primary Investigator

Caring for Seniors with Multiple Chronic Conditions: A Team Approach to e-Health Supported Transitional Care

The proposed study will focus on learning about how to best implement a new model of interprofessional, community-based stroke rehabilitation so that it becomes normalized in practice. It will also...

 Active

 Sept. 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2018

Co-Primary Investigator

The Aging, Community and Health Research Unit (ACHRU) Community Partnership Program for Diabetes Self-Management for Older Adults - Canada.

Purpose: To further test the Aging, Community and Health Research Unit (ACHRU) - Community Partnership Program (CPP) in diverse primary care and community settings, with diverse populations and across...

 Active

 2018-2023

Co-Primary Investigator

Mobilizing a Caregiver-Friendly Workplace Standard: A Partnership Approach

Purpose: To focus on scaling up the Caregiver Inclusive and Accommodating Workplace Organizations Standard’s uptake nationally and...

 Active

 2018-2023

Co-Investigator

Primary Health Care as the Foundation for Health System Performance, Integration and Sustainability: INSPIRE-PHC-2 - Building Primary Health Care and Public Health Collaboration with and for the Community

A prospective case study design will be used to explore the implementation and outcomes of an intervention to stimulate a primary care and public health collaboration in an urban neighbourhood in...

 Active

 2018-2020

Primary Investigator

An Inter-provincial comparison of innovative programs that help individuals and families affected by life-limiting chronic illnesses navigate end-of-life.

Purpose: To identify and compare innovative community-based navigation programs across Canada. TEAM: Warner, G., Urquhart, R., Pfaff, K., Stajduhar, K., Tschupruk, C., Dolovich, L., Garland Baird,...

 Active

 2018-2020

Co-Investigator

Integrating Registered Nurses into Primary Care Across Canada

Purpose: To use a systematic approach to identify national family practice (FP) nursing competencies to support the integration and optimization of Registered Nurses (RNs) in primary care. Research...

 Active

 2018-2019

Co-Investigator

Strengthening a population health approach for health system planning

A new law in Ontario, called the Patients First Act, requires public health units (PHUs) and Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) to work together in new ways. This project aims to answer the...

 Active

 2017-2018

Primary Investigator

Patient/Caregiver Engagement in Community-Based Research on Older Adults

The goal of our proposed project is to evaluate a) our engagement approaches and b) the impacts of involving older adult patients and family caregivers in the design and implementation of...

 2016-2018

Primary Investigator

Successful Knowledge Translation from the Perspective of Diverse Knowledge Users: An exploratory study

The aim of the Aging, Community and Health Research Unit is to promote optimal aging at home. The population includes older adults with many chronic diseases and their family caregivers. The program...

 Active

 2016-2017

Co-Primary Investigator

Contributing to, and Learning from, the Lives of Older Adults: Practical learning experiences in the care of older adults as trained community volunteers for health care

Health TAPESTRY (Health Teams Advancing Patient Experience: Strengthening Quality) is a community-based approach, centered in primary care, which aims to promote optimal aging through four...

 Active

 2016-2017

Co-Primary Investigator

TAPESTRY: Teams Advancing Patient Experience: Strengthening Quality

Health TAPESTRY works to help people stay healthier for longer in the places where they live. The health goals of our clients are the basis for engaging people in meaningful ways. We are doing this...

 Active

 2013-2016

Co-Investigator

Advancing a pan-Canadian primary care framework: optimizing the role of Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners.

This research project was undertaken for the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) by the Canadian Centre for Advanced Practice Nursing Research. This report summarizes the issues and policy options and...

 Completed

 2013-2014

Co-Investigator

Building Primary Health Care Nursing Leadership to Enhance Collaboration between Primary Health Care and Public Health

The objectives of this four and a half year program of research were to: explore structures and processes required to build successful collaborations between PC and PH; understand the nature of...

 Completed

 2008-2012

Primary Investigator

Home & Community Care with a focus on transitions between institutional and community care settings. Ontario SPOR Support Unit – IMPACT Award Home & Community Care

This is a pragmatic effectiveness-implementation trial to evaluate a hospital-to-home transitional care intervention compared to usual care for older adults with multiple chronic conditions and...

 Active

 Feb. 1, 2016- Sept. 30, 2016

Co-Investigator