16 research teams receive 2018 Convening & Collaborating awards

Sixteen teams of researchers and research users from across BC have been funded in MSFHR's second Convening & Collaborating (C2) competition.

Designed to foster collaboration between researchers and research users such as health care professionals, policy makers and patients, the C2 Program supports teams to carry out collaborative activities that promote the use of research evidence in practice, policy and further research.

The 16 teams, based across BC’s universities and health authorities, will work on projects such as stakeholder consultations, public engagement and co-development of research methodologies that directly address one or more of the current BC health system priorities. These projects include:

  • Developing an action plan to increase physical activity in Northern BC (UNBC).
  • Establishing a First Nations Mental Health and Wellness Opioid Use Network to work towards a community-informed approach to prevent further harm due to opioid use (FNHA).
  • Providing tools and learning opportunities to promote low-carbohydrate therapeutic nutrition and enhance the effectiveness of type 2 diabetes management in primary care (UBCO).
  • Developing a dynamic electronic frailty index to support best practice care for older adults living with frailty (Fraser Health).

Through these collaborative activities, each C2 team will draw on research expertise and lived experiences to address real world health challenges and build capacity for knowledge translation in BC.

A full list of 2018 C2 award recipients is available here.