Over $500,000 in funding awarded by CFN for Knowledge Translation

October 10, 2019

Five investigators have been awarded grants by the Canadian Frailty Network for knowledge translation projects. These projects met the CFN priorities for this competition of supporting knowledge translation and implementation projects focused enhancing integrated models of care to improve frailty outcomes and projects that provided strategies for improving functional outcomes in older adults living with frailty and/or their caregivers.

CFN was pleased to presented this competition in collaboration with the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF), with funding available for projects in which funds would be spent within New Brunswick.


Alix Carter, Nova Scotia Health Authority $58, 8640 Rurality and frailty: What are the impacts, benefits and outcomes of paramedic palliative support at home?

James Downar, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute $224,000 Use of an automated prospective clinical surveillance tool to drive screening for unmet palliative needs among patients in the final year of life.

Greg Hirsch, Nova Scotia Health Authority & Ansar Hassan, Dalhousie University $49890 Establishing Shared Decision Making Among Vulnerable Patients Referred for Cardiac Surgery, a Maritime-Wide Initiative.

Barbara Liu, Sunnybrook Research Institute $127, 888 Promoting movement in older adults in the community (PROMO).

Véronique Provencher, Université de Sherbrooke $70, 364 An innovative decision tool to optimize hospital discharge in frail older patients living at risk.

Click here to read more about the competition.