Post discharge after surgery Virtual Care with Remote Automated Monitoring technology (PVC-RAM) Trial

Patients discharged after undergoing non-elective (i.e., semi-urgent, urgent, or emergency) surgeries are at substantial risk, in the 30 days following surgery, of hospital re-admissions and presentation to emergency departments or urgent-care centres. The use of virtual care with remote automated monitoring (RAM) technology to monitor patients from their homes after surgery has the potential to prevent hospital readmission and the need for urgent or emergent care.

Building Navigation Skills Through a Health Literacy Program for Immigrants Living in Rural Communities

This project involves adapting and delivering a health literacy program for immigrants living in rural British Columbia. The goal of this program is to build confidence and knowledge about health care. Participants learn about the health care system and how to access health services in their community. After attending, participants will report feeling confident in their abilities to navigate the health care system. A second outcome will be the addition of this program to the regular community programming so future newcomers to the community will have a chance to learn about health care.

Evaluation of Resiliency in Community Youth Empowerment Programs

Youths experience increased vulnerability to mental health challenges associated with their development and living contexts. Effective mental health promotion must consider the multidimensional determinants of resilience. To address these needs, Dr. Jenny Liu (Elevate applicant) has developed and validated an innovative model, Multi-System Model of Resilience (MSMR), which measures resilience capacities and needs at the individual, community, and structural levels. In collaboration with Hong Fook Mental Health Association (HFMHA) and with mentorship from Dr.

Understanding mental health experiences of adults 50 years and older living in the Similkameen: A qualitative study using photovoice

The purpose of this study is to understand and promote awareness of the mental health experiences of adults 50 years of age and older who live in a rural community. This study uses photovoice, a research and advocacy method that helps people to tell their stories with photos. Participants will determine what types of experiences (e.g., stigma, resilience) will be explored by taking photos. After attending a photovoice workshop, participants will take their photos.

Evaluation measurements for an E-Learning Occupational Mental Health Program

This project will recruit an intern to develop appropriate methodologies in order to assess the effectiveness of an occupational mental health promotion program that uses a blended format of in-person sessions and online learning. The intern will work closely with the industry partner to review, develop, and pilot assessment tools, oversee the data collection, analyze data collected, and generate reports and publications for dissemination.

Addressing homelessness in Prince Albert and surrounding community: A public policy and program evaluation approach

The proposed research project is a follow-up to the SSHRC funded Partnership Engage study entitled: “Addressing homelessness in Prince Albert: A multi-disciplinary, intersectoral approach. The purpose of the SSHRC study is to enhance the ability of PA to respond to homelessness by stimulating discussions and mutual collaboration between academic researchers, community leaders, social agencies, front-line workers, and the homeless population.

Enhancing Nurses’ Role in Opioid Stewardship - Implications for health policy, practice advocacy) and patient safety - Year two

Multiple national strategies have been developed address the opioid crisis, however, Canada still remains the second largest consumer of prescription opioids. These drugs can have negative effects on consumers because they have addictive properties so therefore consumers may become addicted to these drugs if there are not taken as prescribed. For other drug classes such as antimicrobials, there have been programs developed to improve prescribing and hence patient outcomes.

Effectiveness of an Online Game in Promoting Careers in New Brunswick Nursing Homes

Workforce shortages are a growing problem in New Brunswick, and across Canada. Nursing homes are already experiencing challenges in recruiting staff, while the demand for the service continues to rise due to an aging population. Nursing homes need an effective recruitment strategy and the New Brunswick Association of Nursing Homes has committed to investing in new technology to help attract staff. Businesses are starting to use game-like tools to engage employees and brand their business to attract job seekers.

A Feasibility Study of a Measure of Resiliency in a Vulnerable Population

Managing daily life can be overwhelming when living with low income, mental illness, addiction, and social isolation/discrimination. When crises occur, intergenerational cycles of trauma can result. Social support and strength can be found in families and support systems, but these are often not ideal. This research project will result in a measurement of resiliency in a vulnerable population at Calgary Urban Project Society (CUPS) Health Education Housing.

Development & Pilot Evaluation of an Online Peer Support Program for Family Caregivers of Ventilator-Assisted Individuals Living in the Community - Year two

Although ventilator-assisted individuals (VAIs) prefer to live and die at home, the family members who care for them often experience stress and poor health. Peer support can mitigate health declines by decreasing caregivers’ isolation and increasing their sense of control. However, no peer support programs exist for this caregiving population. Online support can especially overcome geographic and time limitations that caregivers face. The proposed research aims to develop and conduct a pilot RCT evaluation of an online peer support program for VAI caregivers.