2014 Grant Awards

The posters and papers listed below each grant arise from work facilitated through the grant funding.

Case Managers to Improve the Management of Inflammatory Arthritis and Associated Comorbidities with First Nations Communities: A Proof of Concept Study

Principal Investigator: Lacaille. D, Barnabe, C. (PDF)
Co-investigators: Li, L; Brown, H; Crowshoe, L; Goldsmith, C

Project Summary 

This study so far has contributed to increasing community awaremess about arthritis and has promoted community actions towards impriving the lives of poeple livng with this chonic condition.  In addition, study reslutls helped further define and understand the particular arthritis care needs of two indigenous communites in Canada, underlying the importance of assuming continuity of care in these seetings.  Bulding an arthritis community-based interventsion in perartnership with community will facilitate the adaptation of scienctific knowledge and its integraiton of local values, which will impreve the cultrual sensitivity of rheumaotlogy care in these communites. 

Furthermore, the participatory nature of this study is creating a community sense of ownership that will favour the sustainabilty of the interventsion that will be implmented. Once the community interventsion are implemented and evaluated in collaboraiton with community respresentatives, a more thorough understanding of how rheumatology care can be adapted to Indigenous contents will be obtained, allowing for quality imprement in the health servides provided to htese and other similar comunites across the country.

Poster Presentations

Presented at the 2016 American College of Rheumatology meeting.