Quick Strike Fall 2015

CIHR has announced a Quick Strike research project funding opportunity.  Quick Strike projects must be cross-jurisdictional  (involving a minimum of two member networks), be feasible for completion during a time frame of up to 12 months and must have high potential  to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, scalability and/or policy and program impact of primary and integrated health care innovations.

Important dates

Application deadline: December 1, 2015
Anticipated notice of decision: March 31, 2016
Funding start date: March 1, 2016

Interested research teams must submit an Expression of Interest form to NS-PIHCI.  For more information contact Jessica Nowlan at j.nowlan@dal.ca.

Full competition details can be found here.

NS-PIHCI Information Day

On October 8, 2015, the Nova Scotia Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovations Network (NS-PIHCI) held an Information Day to officially launch its second phase. Researchers, clinicians and policy-makers came together to learn more about NS-PIHCI and to discuss and develop research projects. Presentations covered patient engagement, the clinical context for patients with complex needs, and research priorities.

We were also honoured to welcome Deputy Minister of the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness, Dr. Peter Vaughan, to the event. Dr. Vaughan discussed the importance of using research data to drive policy and knowledge translation strategies for communicating research to policy-makers.

Thank you to everyone who attended and made this day a success!