New Brunswick SPOR Network: Primary and Integrated Community Care
The New Brunswick Community College – Centre for Applied Research in Mobile & Ubiquitous Computing
SPOR stands for "Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research". The NBCC Mobile First Technology initiative (MFTi) participated in the inception and implementation of Phase 2 of the New Brunswick SPOR Primary and Integrated Care Innovations project, one of a number of research networks funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to support and carry out patient–oriented research.
CIHR, health care, patient-oriented research
Phase 2 of the New Brunswick SPOR Primary and Integrated Care Innovations project is focused on scale up of research projects and the network itself. See information about the phase 1 project.
The New Brunswick (NB) SPOR Network: Primary and Integrated Community Health Care seeks to facilitate the conduct of quality primary health care research with an initial focus on improving outcomes and satisfaction with care for individuals with complex needs. We will create a platform to engage and connect citizens, clinicians, policy makers, social and medical organizations, and academic researchers. The NB Network will be the primary health care research hub in NB and will facilitate the advancement of evidence-based health care and research. Capacity building and knowledge translation strategies are also embedded in this network. Additionally, our network will serve both of NB’s linguistic communities.
Primary health care involves more than just seeing primary care providers, such as family physicians or nurse practitioners, but also incorporates social, mental and physical dimensions that can impact one’s health and well-being. Due to the province’s unique characteristics such as the fastest growing elderly population in the country, diversity of settlements and remote geography, providing comprehensive and integrated primary health care can be challenging. Accordingly, the NB Network provides a timely opportunity for the province.
This network will help stakeholders to pose research questions, find research partners, carry out their research, and disseminate results. Ultimately, the most important function of the network will be the opportunity to answer research questions and promptly disseminate findings/results that have the potential to transform health care in the province both for the short-term and the longer-term.
- New Brunswick SPOR Network: Primary and Integrated Community Care HTML
- Canada's Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) HTML
- Lead: Baukje Miedema - Dalhousie University Family Medicine Teaching Unit & Sociology Department, University of New Brunswick
- Bronwyn Davies Department of Health Government of New Brunswick
- Keith Wilson, MD - Horizon Health Network (New Brunswick)/Réseau de Santé Horizon (Nouveau Brunswick)
- Rima Azar - Mount Allison University (New Brunswick)
- Shelley Doucet - Centre for Nursing and Allied Health Professions Research University of New Brunswick (Saint John)
- Tracey Rickards - Faculty of Nursing, University of New Brunswick (Fredericton)
- William McIver Jr., Ph.D., NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Mobile First Technology, New Brunswick Community College
- Job Boiten, Apotheek Buitenhove, Netherlands
- Canadian Institutes of Health Research - Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (CIHR–SPOR) program
- New Brunswick Health Research Foundation
William McIver Jr., Ph.D.
NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Mobile & Ubiquitous Computing
Centre for Applied Research in Mobile & Ubiquitous Computing
New Brunswick Community College
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