2017 Reach award recipients

The MSFHR Reach Program provides funding for teams of researchers and research users to support the dissemination and effective uptake of research evidence. 

Each award supports teams to co-develop dissemination activities that will inform and/or improve further health research, practice and/or policy-making.

The 16 successful teams are organized by host institution below. Organizational abbreviations can be found at the bottom of this page.

Project title Co-leads Project trainees
Host institution: Interior Health
Building intersections for vibrant rural communities (Building Intersections 2018)
  • Katrina Plamondon (PhD candidate)
Host institution: Simon Fraser University
Improving Mental Health Act rights advice communications and practices
  • Iva Cheung (PhD student)
Learning from the lived experiences of aging immigrants
  • Sharon Koehn
    (Centre for Healthy Aging / SFU)
  • Kahir Lalji (United Way of the Lower Mainland)
  • Laura Kadowaki (PhD student)
Host institution: Thompson Rivers University
Disseminating findings from the Researching Older Adults' Repositioning (ROAR) study through innovative means
  • Emma Schultz (Undergraduate student)
Host institution: University of British Columbia
Choose to Move: Enhancing the health and mobility of older British Columbians
  • Heather McKay (UBC)
  • Joanie Sims-Gould (UBC)
  • Callista Ottoni (CHHM / VCHRI)
  • Kahir Lalji (United Way of the Lower Mainland)
  • Rebecca Tunnacliffe (BC Recreation and Parks Association)
  • Marcy Cohen (BC Raising the Profile Project)
  • Samantha Gray (UBC)
Development, delivery, and evaluation of the HAT TRICK Train-the-Trainer module
  • Paul Sharp (PhD student)
Development of e-learning videos to facilitate uptake and reach of nutrition evidence as part of supportive care for prostate cancer patients across BC
  • Rachel Murphy (UBC)
  • Phil Pollock (Vancouver Prostate Centre / VCHRI)
  • Kaitlin McLaughlin (RD, MPH student)
Disseminating infographic scientific data about women's genital pain using social media
  • Lori Brotto (Women's Health Research Institute / PHSA)
  • Lana Barry (Self Management BC / UVic)
  • TBC
Domperidone for breastfeeding: What does the evidence tell us?
  • Janet Currie (PhD candidate)
Enhancing supportive care for cancer survivors with exercise support in BC (SUCCESS BC)
  • Sarah Weller (MSc student)
Implementing an emergency department protocol to improve the quality of care and patient experience for children and youth with mental health emergencies
  • Quynh Doan (BCCHRI / PHSA)
  • Garth Meckler (BCCHRI / PHSA)
  • Christy Hay (UBC)
  • Benetta Chin (MD, FRCPC [pediatric], sub-speciality resident)
Shaping practice to promote vaginal birth in BC
  • E. Nethery (PhD student)
  • Kelsey Martin (BSc student) 
  • Daphne McRae (PhD student)
The DCD Advocacy Toolkit: Supporting diagnosis and intervention for children with developmental coordination disorder in British Columbia
  • Jill Zwicker (UBC)
  • Ivonne Montgomery (Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children)
  • Giovana Boniface (CAOT-BC)
  • Stephanie Glegg (PhD student)
Host institution: University of British Columbia Okanagan
Autism Community Connects: A co-design web platform to facilitate the uptake of research evidence by families
  • Suzanne Lewis (Pacific Autism Family Network / UBC)
  • Dawn McKenna (Pacific Autism Family Network)
  • TBC
Symposium for supporting safe and active recreation for Okanagan families with children living with autism
  • Lise Olsen (UBCO)
  • Rachelle Hole (Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship / UBC)
  • Vicki Cairns (Autism Okanagan Kelowna)
  • Crystal Shannon (MSN student)
  • Zarka Kiktavy (MSW student)
Host institution: University of Victoria
Priority setting for children's right to protection in BC: A knowledge mobilization symposium
  • Ziba Vaghri (UVic)
  • Deborah Chaplain (VIHA)
  • Bernard Richard (Representative for Children and Youth of BC)
  • Lindsay Shaw (MA student)

BC Cancer Agency (BCCA); BC Children's Hospital (BCCH); Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists - British Columbia (CAOT-BC); Canadian Institutes of Health Research - Public Health Agency of Canada (CIHR-PHAC); Canadian Men's Health Foundation (CMHF); Centre for Hip Health and Mobility (CHHM); Centre for Rural Health Research (CRHR); Fraser Health (FH); Interior Health (IH); Island Health (VIHA); Master of Public Health (MPH); Master of Science in Nursing (MSN); Master of Social Work (MSW); Northern Health (NH); Simon Fraser University (SFU); Thompson Rivers University (TRU); University of British Columbia (UBC); University of British Columbia Okanagan (UBCO); University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC); University of Victoria (UVic); Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)