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
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
Addressing the known benefits of cross-sectoral collaborations in overcoming services silos that present barriers for children in vulnerable contexts including those with mental health issues, this project will undertake a case study on 'The Regina intersectoral Partnership' (TRiP). In doing so, researchers will investigate the formation and patterns of collaboration, factors influencing collaboration across sectors, and processes and structures involved in building and maintaining strong cross-sectoral collaboration. Findings seek to inform coordinated service delivery across child and youth-serving service organizations, and to guide the implementation of context-driven strategies that maximize the impact of collaborative efforts.
Tracey Carr | University of Saskatchewan | $148,238 A Developmental Evaluation of Patient-Centered Measurement in a Learning Health System: Policy Implications for Saskatchewan
Addressing a lack of patient-reported measures within Saskatchewan healthcare systems, this project will facilitate ongoing evaluations to assess the initial collection of patient-reported experience and outcome measures in several primary care health networks across the province. This multi-staged process will engage an interdisciplinary team of patient partners, researchers, and Saskatchewan Health Authority and Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research collaborators, that aims to generate, contextualize and disseminate evidence. In its completion, this project seeks to bolster an understanding of how to successfully collect patient-centered measurements in health networks to encourage learning and system advancement, share findings with stakeholders, and inform policies that will improve the health of Saskatchewan people.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.