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CIHR-IHSPR and SHRF Partner Funding is Catalyzing Transformational Health Policy Research in SK

Updated: Oct 20, 2023

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR) is partnering with the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation to fund two Saskatchewan recipients of the Catalyst Grant: Policy Research for Health System Transformation.

The CIHR-IHSPR Catalyst Grant funds research that will inform macro-level policies to support high-performing healthcare and public health systems in Canada. Funded projects will also work to address health equity and the Quadruple Aim:

  • Improved population health outcomes

  • Better patient experience

  • Better provider experience

  • Better value

The full announcement from CIHR-IHSPR is available here.

SHRF is proud to have coordinated partner funding support alongside CIHR-IHSPR to support Saskatchewan research projects working to enhance cross-sector coordination and patient-oriented learning health systems in Saskatchewan. SHRF contributed a total of $100,000 towards two CIHR-ISHPR Catalyst Grants, with a combined total partnership value of $298,238.


Akram Mahani | University of Regina | $150,000 Cross-Sectoral Collaboration to Improve Outcomes for Children

Project Summary

Tracey Carr | University of Saskatchewan | $148,238 A Developmental Evaluation of Patient-Centered Measurement in a Learning Health System: Policy Implications for Saskatchewan

Project Summary

Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) is the provincial agency that funds, supports and promotes the impact of health research that matters to Saskatchewan. SHRF collaborates with stakeholders to contribute to the growth of a high-performing health system, culture of innovation and the improved health of citizens by strengthening research capacity and competitiveness, increasing the investment in health research in Saskatchewan and aligning research with the needs of our stakeholders.

To learn more about upcoming opportunities for SHRF-supported CIHR applications, contact Karen Tilsley, Director of Programs and Partnerships at

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