Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovations (PIHCI) Network Summary Report
We are very pleased to share a recently published report and infographic which summarize the accomplishments and impacts of the PIHCI Network during Phase 1 of our funding from CIHR. The successes and strengths of the Network that are highlighted demonstrate how far we have come, and form the foundations on which we which we will continue to build. Thank you to the SPOR Evidence Alliance for their help in producing these documents.
Perspectives of structurally marginalised patients attending contextually tailored and integrated care practices in Canada
Christine Loignon’s team has just published the results of a study supported by the PIHCI Network: Perspectives of structurally marginalised patients attending contextually tailored and integrated care practices in Canada: a focused ethnography study. (Loignon, C. and BMJ Open, May 2022).
Patient Partners and researchers work together to navigate and spread knowledge about nurse-led primary care in Nova Scotia
Blog post written by Catherine Hudon’s team conducting the PIHCI Network PriCARE study: Patient Partners and researchers work together to navigate and spread knowledge about nurse-led primary care in Nova Scotia (Delahunty-Pike, A., Rubenstein, D., & Porter, J. April 2022).
Addressing patient partner concerns regarding the use of validated questionnaires in research
A PIHCI Network grant team recently published an article discussing mechanisms to address potential patient partner concerns regarding the use of validated questionnaires in research. See the October 2021 issue of Health Expectations: Reconciling validity and challenges of patient comfort and understanding: Guidelines to patient-oriented questionnaires (Catherine Hudon et al.).
Community-Based Primary Health Care (CBPHC) Innovation Teams Evaluation Report and Infographic Concerning Impact
The SPOR Evidence Alliance (via St. Michael’s Hospital, Unity Health Toronto knowledge translation program) and the PIHCI Network Coordinating Office went through a rigorous process to demonstrate the impact of the research outputs of the CBPHC Innovation Teams.
Primary Health Care Models Across Canada Infographic
The PIHCI Network Communications Committee created an infographic for a PIHCI Network grant investigating policies and programs designed to integrate primary care, social, and health services in Canada. Please refer to this infographic for more information.
Quality of Mobile Apps for Chronic Disease Management Infographic
The PIHCI Network Communications Committee created an infographic for a PIHCI Network grant concerning the assessment of the quality of mobile apps for chronic disease management. Please refer to this infographic for more information.
Adapting Practice and Seeking Support (Providing Physiotherapy in a Pandemic #2) Infographic
A short monthly survey was distributed by provincial professional physiotherapy associations and divisions, social media, and personal networks. Each cycle included respondents from all provinces and one territory. The surveys were conducted by the BC Primary Health Care Research Network and led by Allison Ezzat, JF Esculier, and Sabrina Wong. This is the second of two infographics (see first listed below). View the infographic here or read the full article in Physiotherapy Practice.
The PIHCIN Communications Committee created its first infographic of a PIHCIN funded grant concerning the impact of our Centralized Waiting List project. Please refer to this infographic for more information and we hope it can serve as template for other PIHCI networks to use for other projects.
Patient Priority Setting in Primary Healthcare
The BC Primary Health Care Research Network and their patient partners provide a very useful priority-setting framework for engaging with patients with the intent of establishing research priorities in primary care in this journal article.
Providing Physiotherapy in a Pandemic Infographic
Supporting physiotherapists in all practice settings, now and in the future, is a key focus of the advocacy work of the Canadian Physiotherapists Association (CPA). Research efforts aimed at identifying short-term impacts and trends over time are of vital importance in advocating for, and responding to the changing needs of the profession. This survey offered a rapid collection of data from physiotherapists across the country, highlighting experiences and implications during COVID-19. This work is invaluable to informing key policy recommendations and directions and will assist the CPA in gaining a better understanding of the strain and impacts the pandemic has had on physiotherapists over time. View the infographic here.
Strengthening primary care in Canada, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, is critical. From April to October 2020, the SPOR PIHCI, in partnership with the U.S. based Larry A. Green Centre, administerd 13 cycles of a cross-sectional pan-Canadian survey to better understand the response of primary care practices to COVID-19. An infographic visualizes the key results of Cycles 1-9.