Please note that the competition is now closed.
BRIC NS is looking for a citizen representative to sit on its Advisory Council.
Position: Citizen members will join the BRIC NS Advisory Council and will provide input and support to the council by providing a unique, citizen perspective.
Congratulations to Brianna Richardson of Dalhousie University’s School of Nursing! Brianna was the winner of the BRIC NS Student Poster Award at Primary Health Care Research Day 2018 for her poster, “Evaluation of eHealth Resources for Parents of Infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: A Systematic Review.”
BRIC NS Patient Partner, Juanna Ricketts, is being honored for her outstanding achievements for work in mental health advocacy at the 2018 Let’s Keep Talking Awards.
Please join us for two upcoming events focused on primary healthcare research and patient engagement.
We are extremely happy to report that BRIC NS researchers and knowledge users were partnered in three of the four successful applications to the CIHR SPOR PICHI Programmatic Grants competition.
In total, 12 pan-Canadian teams (at least four provinces partnered in each) submitted final applications for $1 million CIHR funding (plus $1 million matching contributions) over four years. Nova Scotia was the lead for one of these projects and a partner in four. CIHR funded four projects (33.3% success rate).
Nova Scotia’s full partnerships in each of the three listed funded projects is monumental. All three involve working collaboratively with the Nova Scotia Health Authority, patients, clinicians, and community primary healthcare practices to improve care for patients with complex needs.
- Case management in primary care for frequent users of healthcare services. Led by QC (C Hudon) with SK, NS & NL. NS investigators include L. Edwards, T. Sampalli, R. Gibson, F Burge.
- Screening for Poverty And Related social determinants and intervening to improve Knowledge of and links to resources (SPARK) Study. Led by ON (A Pinto) with SK, MB, NS & NL. NS investigators include L Jackson, F Burge, E. Marshall, R. Gibson, L Edwards, T Sampalli.
- SPIDER-NET, A Structured Process Informed by Data, Evidence and Research-Network: An approach to support primary care practices in optimizing the management of patients with complex needs. Led by ON (M Griever) with QC, NS, MB & AB. NS investigators include M Grandy, F. Burge.
Congratulations to all and a huge thank you to those offering matching funds in the form of cash and in-kind contributions. These include:
- Dalhousie Family Medicine
- Dalhousie Faculty of Health (Schools of Nursing, and Occupational Therapy)
- Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation
- Dalhousie Vice President’s Research Office (VPR)
- Doctors Nova Scotia
- NSHA Research, Innovation and Knowledge Translation Office
- NSHA Primary Health Care, Family Practice and Chronic Disease Management
- Dalhousie Faculty of Medicine Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME)
- Maritime SPOR Support Unit (MSSU)
Congratulations to Ruth Martin-Misener, who won the 2017 Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing Ethel Johns Award.