LGBTQI2S community members wanted to bridge research and care gap

On February 23 and 24, MSFHR is co-hosting a design jam on LGBTQI2S health and wellness. The event will bring together researchers, health care providers, LGBTQI2S community members and marketing experts to share knowledge and find creative solutions to improve care.

When researchers, clinicians and people with lived experience join forces, the impact of health research can be realized more quickly and powerfully. Hacking the Knowledge Gap aims to do just that. Each year the event focuses on a different health priority. Held in Vancouver, the 2018 event focuses on LGBTQI2S health, wellness and care.

Hacking the Knowledge Gap: The gender, sexuality and identity design jam

Despite a growing body of research on LGBTQI2S health and wellness, LGBTQI2S individuals generally receive less quality health care than the population as a whole and there remains a gap between research, community knowledge and clinical practice.

This February, 37 researchers from across Canada will travel to Vancouver to team up with local health care providers, LGBTQI2S community members and marketing experts to develop awareness campaigns, services or products to help get research evidence into the hands of those who can use it to improve health outcomes. The winning teams will receive funding to facilitate dissemination and application of their ideas.

We are currently seeking Vancouver-area LGBTQI2S community members and health care professionals involved with LGBTQI2S care to participate. Those interested in sharing their experiences to help improve LGBTQI2S health, wellness and care should fill out this form or contact Gen Creighton.


Hacking the Knowledge Gap: The gender, sexuality and identity design jam is organized by MSFHR, CIHR, Egale Canada, Hacking Health, Rainbow Health Ontario and marketing agency Cossette Health.