2014 Strategic Impact Grant Program

Two projects were funded under the inaugural call for the CFN Strategic Impact Grant Program. These projects involve collaborations from researchers who submitted expressions of interest outlining potential projects and were then invited to participate in a protocol meeting with those interested in achieving greater impact by collaborating with other like-minded researchers with projects in similar areas. Strategic Impact Grants are up to 24 months in length and focus on topics of interest to CFN.

Seven Principal Investigators will receive their first research project funding from CFN, at six host institutions, including two new Network Member Institutions – ICES and McGill University. A further 36 researchers are involved in the projects as co-investigators at 11 additional organizations, including three international institutions. Click on the project names below to view project profiles.

Improving Palliative Care in Long-Term Care Homes Using Participatory Action Research (SIG 2014-IS)

Principal Investigators:

Sharon Kaasalainen, PhD, RN — McMaster University

Tamara Sussman, PhD, MSW — McGill University

FRAMING-LTC: Frailty and Recognizing Appropriate Medications IN Geriatrics and Long-Term Care (SIG 2014-M1)

Principal Investigators:

Andrew Morris, MD, SM, FRCP(C) — Sinai Health System

Chaim Bell, MD, PhD — Sinai Health System

Susan Bronskill, PhD — Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences

Lianne Jeffs, MScN, PhD — St. Michael’s Hospital

Colleen Maxwell, BSc, MA, PhD — University of Waterloo