Creating a New Brunswick Strategic Patient Oriented Research (SPOR) Network for Primary and Integrated Primary Health Care Innovations

October 28, 3:45 – 4:45 - Ballroom A

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Dr. Baukje (Bo) Miedema, Professor and Director of Research, Dalhousie University Family Medicine Teaching Unit; Adjunct Professor Sociology Department, University of New Brunswick

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 have created a platform to engage and connect citizens, clinicians, policy makers, social and medical organizations, and academic researchers. The NB Network is 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.  Our network will serve both of NB’s linguistic communities.  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.