Funding available for field of aging and brain health
Blog Author: Joanne JablkowskiPosted: Friday, April 7, 2017 - 16:55
The Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation’s (CC-ABHI) Knowledge Mobilization Partnership Program (KMP2) is designed to help clinicians, managers, researchers, and academia in Canada drive adoption of best and next practices across stakeholder groups in the aging and brain health sector, nationally or across a province. Up to $1 million in funding will be available through KMP2.
KMP2 is focused on supporting knowledge mobilization and adoption that will address one or more of the four themes listed below, of which the first three are aimed at older adults with dementia:
• Reduce unnecessary emergency department visits.
• Prevent falls or mitigate injury due to falls.
• Provide better management of complex health conditions at home.
• Improve brain health or cognitive fitness in older adults.
Applicants must have evidence-based knowledge, proven solutions, or next or best practice recommendations that are of interest to older adults, caregivers, and health care providers. They must be ready to disseminate and drive adoption of their solutions into the aging and brain health sector.
This funding program is open to applicants employed by an institution or affiliated with an institution that qualifies as a Canada Revenue Agency–qualified donee or a nonprofit organization located in Canada.
KMP2 projects may encompass a range of activities that will create actual products or dissemination tools or methodologies; enable the spread and integration of knowledge into practice throughout several organizations; support staff with adopting next practices; and evaluate the effectiveness of knowledge mobilization activities and outcomes for end users.
CC-ABHI will support eligible project costs that are directly associated with the dissemination and adoption of knowledge, to a maximum of $250 000 per project. CC-ABHI’s funding will be provided directly to the host institution employing the principal investigators of the qualifying projects. All projects must be completed within a 12-month period.
Eligible applicants must submit a completed application form by 5 p.m. EDT on 10 May 2017. The complete eligibility requirements, selection criteria, and additional information about the program are available on the CC-ABHI website (www.ccabhi.com)
Funding for the Knowledge Mobilization Partnership Program is provided through the Public Health Agency of Canada; Ontario’s Ministry of Research, Innovation, and Science; and by the Baycrest Foundation.
The Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation provides funding and support for the development, testing, and dissemination of new ideas and technologies that address unmet brain health and seniors’ care needs. Spearheaded by Baycrest Health Sciences, CC-ABHI is a collaboration of health care, science, industry, not-for-profit, and government partners.
Affiliated with the University of Toronto, Baycrest Health Services provides care for older adults combined with an extensive clinical training program for health care professionals and a research institute in cognitive neuroscience, the Rotman Research Institute (www.baycrest.org).
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