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…

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…

In other news

December 7, 2017

Newfoundland and Labrador government appoints Seniors’ Advocate. Click here for details. CIHR unveils new vision and tools to support health research trainees. Click here for details.

Network members honoured

December 7, 2017

Dr. Deborah Cook receives the 2017 CIHR/CCCS Distinguished Lecturer Award in Critical Care Science.Read more. CFN Board Member Shirlee Sharkey named one of the 2017 Women Leaders in Digital Health. Read more. CFN Network Investigators profiled in CIHR 150 Canadian health researchers digital storybook. Find out who.

New studies released

December 7, 2017

Workplace practices to support caregivers: 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…

Newfoundland and Labrador government appoints Seniors’ Advocate

December 7, 2017

Suzanne Brake was recently named to the post.  She has a PhD in social work and taught at Memorial University, and has worked in director roles with the provincial seniors and aging division, and in adult protection. The advocate has been given the mandate of identifying systemic issues and solutions, and promoting general awareness. She will…

NIHR Comprehensive Care

December 7, 2017

Comprehensive Care is an NHS National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) themed review of recent NIHR research on identifying and managing the needs of older adults living with frailty, when in hospital.  It highlights current research taking place now and explores new approaches being developed in this important area. This review focuses on four key aspects of…