BRIC NS Science Lead Dr. Fred Burge is featured on Doctors Nova Scotia’s “Your Doctors,” highlighting primary palliative care and the importance of the relationship between family doctors and patients.
“The shared experiences of illness between patients and family physicians over the years set them up for ideal primary palliative care when life’s end is approaching” – Dr. Fred Burge
BRIC NS members recently received $99,308 in funding through the Nova Scotia Health Research Fund Competition. The ACTing Collectively research team is led by Principal Investigators Grace Warner and Tanya Packer. The ACTing Collectively research project will work collaboratively with health system and community partners to identify and work with two communities in Nova Scotia to identify how to sustainably implement community-level data collection and sharing to improve our understanding of common concerns and frequently used resources of aging adults and associated gaps in resources in community settings.
Using the evidence-based innovation Age Care Technology (ACTTM), the project will collect individual and community-level data about the needs of, and available resources for, aging adults living in community. Individual Action Plans will be provided to members of two participating municipality units to facilitate their ability to stay at home and live in place as long as they wish or are able to. Aggregated data will inform communities and municipalities of the needs and priorities of aging adults in their communities and form recommendations for policy and program initiatives.
BRIC NS is proud to support this work and its team of interdisciplinary researchers, knowledge users, community and patient partners.
Title: ACTing collectively to map and address the needs of community-living older adults in Nova Scotia Principal Investigators: Grace Warner and Tanya Packer Amount: $99,308 Funding Source: Nova Scotia Health Research Fund Competition
BRIC NS would like to extend congratulations to the recipients of the New Health Investigator Grants. The New Health Investigator Grant, funded by Research Nova Scotia, supports early-career health researchers who are engaged in work that aligns with the province’s health research priorities.
In particular, BRIC NS would like to recognize BRIC NS members Drs. Elaine Moody, Parisa Ghanouni, and Britney Benoit who were all successful in the 2020 competition.
Since 2014, Primary Health Care Research Day has provided an important opportunity for knowledge sharing within the primary health care community in Nova Scotia and across Atlantic Canada. BRIC NS remains committed to supporting primary and integrated health care research across Nova Scotia and is excited to announce that we will be hosting two virtual poster sessions to promote knowledge translation.
This virtual event is free and open to anyone with an interest in primary health care research. Advance registration is required, please see the links below.
Congratulations to Dr. Lois Jackson, BRIC NS Co-Investigator and Professor of Health Promotion, School of Health and Human Performance at Dalhousie University! Dr. Jackson has been elected to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences as a Fellow for 2020. Read the full story here.
BRIC NS is excited to announce the Primary Health Care Learning Series. The seminar series is intended to provide the primary and integrated health care community the opportunity to present completed or in-progress research and quality assurance projects. It is open to presenters from any background, including clinicians, researchers, patient partners, and decision/policy makers.
Each seminar will consist of two 20-minute presentations, with a question period at the end. The series will run every other month, from October 2020 to August 2021. Presentations may be grouped thematically; if you would like to present during the same session as someone else indicate this when notifying BRIC NS of your interest. All seminars will be virtual.
If you are interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a short description of your topic, its relevance to primary health care, and (if applicable) how patient engagement was included in the work.
Please note the tentative dates for these presentations. Information about individual presentations will be sent when presenters are confirmed. All presentations are scheduled for 12:30-1:45 AT