Education and training for researchers and knowledge users
CFN has made Citizen Engagement a module within its unique Interdisciplinary Training Program and a requirement for all program participants. Dr. Jacobi Elliott, a CFN Interdisciplinary Fellow and member of the CFN Citizen Engagement Committee, worked with CFN to develop and deliver a presentation providing a broad overview of citizen engagement with a focus on older Canadians living with frailty, in addition to a series of case studies. A similar module is also being developed for researchers and knowledge users involved in research and knowledge translation initiatives. CFN Interdisciplinary Fellows interact with a Patient or Family/Friend Caregiver Mentor during their fellowships, and recruitment and training materials are being delivered for mentors.