New learning module aims to advance patient-oriented research in aging

Published: April 13, 2021

Health and aging research experts at the MIRA | Collaborative for Health & Aging have created an online learning module to help researchers develop and expand projects into successful patient-centered innovations. A one-minute trailer provides a quick overview that outlines the content of the learning module.

The Scale and Spread of Health Interventions Learning Module is for researchers who want to bridge the gap between aging research and clinical practice. It provides researchers with the tools to successfully plan and scale-up effective health-care programs.

It is designed to help researchers gain an understanding of how to:

  • assess scalability;
  • develop a four step scale-up plan;
  • implement a scale-up plan;
  • learn from success of the Aging, Community and Health Research Unit Community Partnership Program and Health Tapestry projects.

Funded by the Ontario SPOR SUPPORT Unit (OSSU), the Collaborative was formed in 2019 by the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) and the McMaster School of Nursing’s Aging, Community and Health Research Unit (ACHRU). Parminder Raina and Maureen Markle-Reid, who are scientific directors of MIRA and ACHRU respectively, co-lead the Collaborative with Michael Wilson, Assistant Director of the McMaster Health Forum.

This new learning module was developed by the Collaborative’s patient-centred innovation group of experts, led by Drs. Maureen Markle-Reid and Jenny Ploeg, Scientific Directors of the ACHRU and Drs. Kathryn Fisher and Larkin Lamarche. Their aim is to support the co-design, implementation, evaluation, scale and spread of integrated, patient-centred innovations.

To watch the one-minute module trailer, click here.

To access the learning module, click here.