2020 Frailty & COVID-19 Grant Program

The purpose of this competition was to fund proposals aimed at investigating the interaction between frailty and COVID-19. Older adults living with frailty are the most vulnerable to COVID-19. As a result, CFN looked for health, social or policy research studies that investigate determinants of increased susceptibility and solutions to mitigate or prevent the differential risk to COVID-19.

Projects Funded

For more details on any of the projects, please click on the project names below:

Exploring the care needs of Canadians living with frailty and the role of primary care during the COVID-19 pandemic (CFN-050) Principal Investigator: Paul Stolee–University of Waterloo; Sara Mallinson–University of Calgary; Anik Giguere–Laval University

Population-estimable frailty using ‘big data’ to predict Covid-19 infection and illness severity (CFN-006) Principal Investigator: Douglas Lee–Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences

Developing a Frailty Cohort in the Ontario COVID-19 Prospective Cohort Study (CFN-091) Principal Investigator: Amol Verma–University of Toronto