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Innovative Models Promoting Access-to-Care Transformation (IMPACT)
University of Ottawa
Department of Family Medicine
Dr. Simone Dahrouge
Dr. Simone Dahrouge
Type of Research Project
- Clinical Project without Laboratory work
What is the background of the project?
Description: IMPACT is a 5-year research project that involves partnerships with healthcare planners, primary care providers, researchers, and community members to develop and evaluate a strategy to improve access to primary health care for vulnerable populations. An initiative is planned in the Champlain health region of Ontario to increase primary care providers
What is the aim of the project?
The IMPACT program of research aims to transform the organisational structure of primary health care to increase equitable access to community-based primary health care resources for vulnerable populations.
What techniques and methods are used?
Systematic implementation and rigorous evaluation (involving qualitative and quantitative data collection and analyses) will assess the capacity of the initiative to reach its target population, increase access to primary health care, be adopted and maintained within primary care practices.
What is the role of the student?
- The tasks of the student will be performed on his/her own
- The tasks will be done under supervision
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
The student will participate in preparation of study materials, piloting phase of the intervention, training of primary care practice staff and navigators on service availability (with a focus on chronic disease management, mental health, and pain) and use of the navigation tools, recruitment activities of practices, as wells as curriculum development. Additional role could include creating a plan for needs assessment, implementation, data collection and analyses, as required.
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
Yes. Various learning opportunities are provided at the Bruyère Research Institute (seminars, journal club, etc.).
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- The student will prepare a poster - The student will prepare a presentation
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
Skills required: Background in health promotion, navigation of community resources. Knowledge of program evaluation, mixed methods research, and/or experience working within primary care practices to implement new programs or quality improvement processes are considered strong assets.
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Type of students accepted
This project accepts: - Medical students - Graduated students (less than 6 months)
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