Year: 2017

CFN initiatives in BC

December 13, 2017

Strengthening CFN ties in BC Dr. John Muscedere visited British Columbia in October for a series of meetings. Among these were meetings at the Health and Technology District in Surrey. Our network is developing plans with this innovation hub to facilitate more national/cross jurisdictional scale and spread. Dr. Muscedere also visited Fraser Health, for discussions…

CFN’s Winter Newsletter is here!

December 13, 2017

The Winter 2017 issue of CFN Network News is now available!  Click here for a PDF  to read about: First Knowledge Translation projects funded by CFN 2018 Catalyst Grant Competition — Intent to Apply due January 15 How CFN and New Brunswick are working together CFN initiatives in British Columbia CFN Training Program update The…

CFN launches 2018 Catalyst competition

December 8, 2017

CFN welcomes proposals for research, knowledge translation or quality improvement studies directly addressing the “top ten” Canadian frailty priorities generated by the Canadian Frailty Priority Setting Partnership. Offered in collaboration with the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF), this competition will use the results from the Canadian Frailty Priority Setting Partnership to help bring the…

CFN Training Program Update

December 7, 2017

CFN Alumni CollaborationOne of our 2016 Fellowship online collaborative projects examined healthcare practitioners’ self-reported perspectives about the use of frailty scores in an acute care setting, under the guidance of group mentor Dr. Rachel Khadaroo. The group continued to collaborate following the completion of their CFN Fellowships, resulting in the publication of “Surgical frailty assessment:…

Province of Ontario announces Action Plan for Seniors

December 7, 2017

Aging with Confidence: Ontario’s Action Plan for Seniors focuses on areas that seniors say they care about most, including living independently for as long as possible and staying connected through social, recreational and volunteer activities. Ontario is investing $155 million over three years through the action plan, including 5,000 new LTC beds over the next…

CFN undertakes Training Needs Analysis

December 7, 2017

Thank you to everyone who participated in the CFN Training Program Needs Analysis Survey. We are in the process of completing a full analysis of the data, but here are a few of the highlights: The majority of the survey participants (43%) were healthcare professionals and researchers/academics (24%). 7% of respondents identified themselves as family/friend…

What happens when people leave the hospital?

December 7, 2017

The UK’s Healthwatch have released a new briefing, What happens when people leave hospital and other care settings? To help assess progress from the patient perspective two years on from their Safely home report, this briefing brings together what 46 local Healthwatch have heard from over 2,000 people about the discharge process since.

CIHR unveils new vision and tools to support health research trainees

December 7, 2017

CIHR is pleased to present its newly revamped health research training website, a one-stop-shop for everything related to training, including: information about training opportunities and how to apply for them; tools to help trainees enhance their career prospects, like the Individual Career Development Plan; a curated list of the latest reports and studies related to…

Workplace practices to support caregivers

December 7, 2017

AARP and the Respect A Caregiver’s Time Coalition (ReACT) have released a new report, Supporting Working Caregivers: Case Studies of Promising Practices, which demonstrates how providing caregiver-friendly policies and practices can be an asset when organizations competing for employee talent and in retaining employees. To read the full report, visit http://bit.ly/2uHhYib. 

Demand for Long-Term Care Beds in Canada Could Double in 15 Years

December 7, 2017

A new Conference Board of Canada report was released on November 27th estimating that Canada could need to build 42,000 new long-term care beds in just the next five years to meet the needs of an aging population without changes to how health care for seniors is being delivered. By 2035, this number could increase…