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CoR‑PHC hosts international scholar and the first Primary Health Care Research Day

Posted by Ms. Susan Baldwin on June 4, 2014 in Research


On June 4, 2014 the Collaborative Research in Primary Health Care (CoR-PHC) team hosted the first Primary Health Care Research Day at the Prince George Hotel. It was a day of discussion around how research can be leveraged to improve primary health care in Nova Scotia.

Dr. John Campbell from the University of Exeter Medical School in Southwest England launched the day with an insightful and entertaining plenary talk. Dr. Campbell shared his experiences and the UK journey in developing primary health care research.

The event was well attended with participants from four district health authorities, multiple Dalhousie faculties, and the primary health care branch of the Department of Health and Wellness. Poster presentations were available, featuring current and ongoing research, facilitating learning and networking.

The panel, the landscape of public health care in Nova Scotia, provided perspectives from policy-makers, administrative decision makers, clinical providers, and researchers.

Ian Bower, executive director of the Nova Scotia Primary Health Care branch; Darla MacPherson, VP community health, Cumberland Health Authority; and Jane Brooks, a family physician of a community collaborative practice in Middleton, NS, each presented on the current state and future of primary health care from their viewpoint, highlighting opportunities for research. Ruth Martin-Misener, co-PI of Collaborative Research in Primary Health Care project was also on the panel and responded with further identifying how research can respond, presenting challenges and opportunities.

The Collaborative Research in Primary Health Care team thanks those who attended, and hope to host a second event next year. Stay tuned!


For further information about the Collaborative Research in Primary Health Care Research Day, other events, or to be added to the distribution list please contact the CoR-PHC Coordinator, Nicole at N.McQuinn@dal.ca.

CoR-PHC is funded by the Strategic Research Initiatives Fund (SRIF) from the office of the vice-president research, Dalhousie University and co-lead by Fred Burge of family medicine and Ruth Martin-Misener of nursing.