Strengthening research in family medicine
We aim to support family medicine research in Alberta by:
- encouraging our members interest in conducting research,
- promoting their expertise and skills as researchers,
- communicating how they can contribute as sentinel practices to projects that are well grounded in family medicine, such as CPCSSN, TARRANT flu watch, etc
We believe all our members, regardless of their research skill, have the ability and responsibility to meaningfully contribute to family medicine and primary care research projects being conducted in their practice community.
We support our family medicine researchers and PBRNs through highlighting in-progress research projects that are well-grounded in family medicine practice, and have demonstrated substantial input from family physicians at the earliest stages of the research project development.
CFPC members who have obtained specialized skills in research, and the investment they make to share their expertise, experience and time to lead research projects that create the evidence that forms the foundation of family medicine.
- Contribute to discussions on family medicine research ideas on our online research community
- Share information on funding opportunities available
Learn about what your colleagues are doing. Participate in research projects that are well-grounded in family practice and primary care. Contribute to practice-based research networks (PBRNs).
The ACFP collects and shares information on research projects that are well-grounded in, and relevant to, family medicine and primary care, and works to highlight the value of research conducted ‘with’ family physicians’ practice within their communities.
Get Involved With Our Research Postings!
Person-Centred Integrated Care (PC-IC)
Project Title: Person-Centered Integrated Care Delivery for Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease and Multimorbidity in the Primary Care Setting and Primary-Nephrology Care Interface
End Date: September 1, 2023
How coordinated is care for people with chronic kidney disease and multimorbidity in Alberta? Dr. Maoliosa Donald (University of Calgary) is conducting a study to measure this from the perspectives of adults with kidney disease, caregivers, and health care providers (primary care physicians, nephrologists, nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, etc.). If you practice in Alberta, you are invited to participate in a 15-minute validated survey to share your experience. With these results, we hope to characterize person-centered integrated care delivery, as well as identify gaps and innovative ways for delivering care. Please feel free to share this study with your colleagues, as well as patients with kidney disease and multimorbidity.
UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY/ THE OTTAWA HOSPITAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Project Title: Assessing the Patient, Provider and Policy Impacts of a Positive Airway Pressure Device Recall for Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Mixed-Methods Evaluation
End Date: June 2023
In June 2021, Philips Respironics issued a voluntary recall of positive airway pressure (PAP) devices over concerns about potential health risks due to the breakdown of polyurethane foam used in many of their devices distributed between 2009–2021. Researchers from the University of Calgary and University of Ottawa are interviewing healthcare providers, patients, and policymakers from across Canada who have been affected by or involved in this recall. Interviews with family physicians include discussions of how the recall has affected both physicians and their patients, how well physicians think the recall has been handled, and physicians’ recommendations for improvement. Study objectives include assessing the recall’s impact across Canada, collecting recommendations from those affected, and sharing findings and recommendations with policy- and decision-makers.
UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA
Project Title: Building research supports services for family physicians
End Date: June 2023
Family physicians are the first point of contact for community members, and as such are ideally situated to reach a larger research participant population. We at University of Alberta’s Clinical Trial Office (CTO) want to learn what interest in contributing to research exists amongst family physicians in Alberta. We also want to get a sense of what research supports are currently available to family physicians within their communities, what gaps may exist in these services, and where there may be opportunities to develop these relationships and supports. Your responses will inform us of what the barriers to research participation for family physicians and their patients currently are, and guide us in tailoring our research supports to better serve the community.