A $5.8 million investment embeds PhD graduates within healthcare organizations for greater impact

A $5.8 million investment in training modernization from 9 CIHR Institutes and BranchesFootnote 1, the Fonds de recherche du Québec-Santé (FRQS), the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation, Mitacs and partnerships with 36 health system organizations across the country and 17 universities is preparing a cohort of the next generation of health services research leaders for stronger career readiness and greater health system impact.

The Training Modernization Start-Up Grants and Health System Impact Fellowship awards support 46 Health System Impact Fellows to undertake experiential learning opportunities in healthcare organizations where they are bringing new ideas and innovative approaches to tackle complex challenges these organizations are facing.

Improving transitions in care with e-technology, improving home and community-based care, improving the delivery of mental health care within primary healthcare, and harnessing policy interventions to prevent obesity are a few examples of the high-priority challenges fellows are addressing. The Institut national d'excellence en santé et en services sociaux, Canada Health Infoway, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Ontario Long-term Care Association, Alberta Health Services, the Nova Scotia Heath Authority, Canadian Nurses Association, and Saint Elizabeth Healthcare are a few examples of the organizations that are hosting and training fellows.

The successful fellows are a highly accomplished and impressive group of individuals dedicated to applying their PhD skills and knowledge to real-world health and health system improvement. Congratulations to the Start-Up Grant and Health System Impact Fellowship recipients!

Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor announces a $5.8 Million investment in programs to give health research trainees hands-on work experience

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