Developed in 2013, Collaborative Research in Primary Health Care (CoR-PHC) is a team of cross-faculty researchers conducting primary health care research at Dalhousie University.
- Bring together existing cross-faculty researchers in a Primary Health Care Research Collaborative
- Focus strategic directions of researchers on needs of decision makers
- Create and synthesize existing knowledge on effectiveness of the new approaches to PHC
- Build research capacity
- Capture national funding for PHC research and improvement
- Build new collaborations to leverage skills and potential for PHC research (SPOR, CRCs, donor support)
CoR-PHC is funded by the Strategic Research Initiatives Fund (SRIF) from the Office of the Vice-President Research, Dalhousie University and co-led by Fred Burge of Family Medicine and Ruth Martin-Misener of Nursing.
SRIF’s primary purpose is to support the development of strategic research initiatives that have significant potential to obtain funding external to the University through large-scale collaborative research proposals. CoR-PHC was funded as a new research team – SRIF providing the initial funding for the team to develop the basis for pursuing large-scale funding opportunities.
CoR’s long term goals
- Prepare for SPOR Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovation Network grants
- Team grant applications, including Foundation/Project scheme applications under CIHR, NSHRF development grants, operation grants through disease specific funders
- Strategic interdisciplinary research enterprise – multiple projects/investigators/learners