MSFHR announces 13 research teams receiving Convening & Collaborating Awards

12 January 2017

MSFHR is pleased to kick off 2017 by announcing the recipients of the inaugural Convening & Collaborating (C2) Awards.

The C2 Program is part of MSFHR’s refreshed suite of programs, designed in response to specific needs identified through conversations with key stakeholders. This program was created to foster collaboration between researchers and research users, and advance MSFHR’s goal of increasing BC’s knowledge translation capacity.

Each C2 award will build capacity for the development and use of research evidence in practice, policy and further research by promoting knowledge exchange between health researchers and research users such as health care professionals, policy makers and patients.

In its inaugural year, we are pleased to announce that 13 BC research teams will be receiving a C2 award for work in areas ranging from assisted living technologies to mental health policy making and knowledge transfer in molecular research.

Each team will receive funding support for planning research programs, projects, and activities that will bring researchers and research users together to address the five BC health system priorities: 1) enhance access to effective primary health care, 2) services for seniors with complex medical conditions, 3) mental health/substance use care, 4) services for patients needing surgery, and 5) rural and remote health care services.

Other new funding programs

Also part of the refreshed suite of funding programs is the new the Innovation to Commercialization Program, set to launch in early February. This salary award is designed to help researchers advance their discoveries towards commercialization.