Research Brief: Older people as research partners – a systematic review of implementation and impact
Patient and public partners are most likely to be engaged in the execution of research and least likely to be engaged in the preparatory stages of research, say experts from the MIRA | Collaborative for Health & Aging.
MIRA | Collaborative Webinar Series: Engaging and partnering with older adults in the MIRA Collaborative
Join us Wednesday, June 2 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET for the second MIRA | Collaborative for Health & Aging webinar, “Engaging and partnering with older adults in the MIRA Collaborative: implementation and evaluation.”
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.
MIRA | Collaborative for Health & Aging webinar series: Pivoting a large-scale aging research initiative due to the COVID-19 pandemic
The first MIRA | Collaborative for Health & Aging webinar will take place on February 26, 2021 from 12 – 1 p.m. During this webinar, Dr. Brenda Vrkljan and Dr. Marla Beauchamp will describe the early steps and strategies implemented by their multidisciplinary research team to pivot their large-scale aging and mobility study in the wake of COVID-19 and the corresponding health measures in place.
The COVID-19 Evidence Network led by MIRA Collaborative researcher John Lavis, has received $1M to ensure decision-makers have access to the best COVID-19 science.
A step-by-step guide to plan for and involve patient, caregiver, and public research partners is now available online at miracollaborative.ca under ‘Resources’.
From creating toolkits for patients and caregivers to offering webinars on patient partnership and virtual care, the MIRA | Collaborative on Health and Aging has pivoted quickly to catch the curve balls thrown by the pandemic.
On December 9, 2019, the EMBOLDEN team held their Strategic Guiding Council launch event, effectively initiating the co-design portion of their research. Building on existing best practices and local evidence, researchers, together with local older adults and community service providers, began discussions around developing an innovative community-based program with the goal of promoting health, mobility, inclusion, and equity among the target group.
A new OSSU Research Centre in Aging, MIRA | Collaborative for Health & Aging, brings together world-class researchers from the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) and the McMaster School of Nursing’s Aging, Community and Health Research Unit (ACHRU).