SPOR Pan-Canadian Network in Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovations: Management and Operations Grant

Last Updated: October 5, 2015

Nazeem Muhajarine, PhD (Co-Principal Investigator)
Cordell Neudorf, PhD (Co-Principal Investigator)
Shanthi Johnson, PhD (Co-Investigator)

The purpose of this grant is to develop a collaborative network of Saskatchewan researchers, physicians, community members, and policy-makers that will focus on generating new evidence in primary and integrated health care effectiveness, efficiency, and access across the care spectrum. The value of the Saskatchewan network lies in allowing researchers from different areas to come together to work on integrating primary health care and social determinants across urban and rural areas and indigenous peoples, involving both physicians and policymakers to identify specific issues.

Goals / Outcomes: The PIHC network is the first one to be set up in Saskatchewan. The team will work together to improve health equity, more specifically in indigenous and rural areas, focus on prevention, and look for ways to improve services to patients across their life spans (early childhood to older adults). During this SPOR phase, researchers will be able to apply for funds for work that could include research, implementation or knowledge translation.

Funder: Canadian Institutes of Health Research / Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research Phase 2