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OSSU supports 17 demonstration projects designed to serve as real-world examples of patient-oriented research. Each project brings together diverse stakeholders – patients, clinicians, researchers, policy-makers, knowledge users, industry and other health sector participants – to conduct promising research designed to improve patient health and the health system. These research projects were selected to be:

  • Innovative
  • Measurable
  • Patient-oriented
  • Appropriate
  • Collaborative
  • Transformative

Every IMPACT Award project also involves at least three OSSU Research Centres, which provide expertise and resources to teams conducting patient-oriented research. The projects are aligned with the move to make Ontario’s health system one that prioritizes patients, their health care experience and their health outcomes.

Improved Care and Prevention

Treatment approaches to prevent serious illnesses and/or complications, including the complications of treatment.

Improved Care and Prevention
Improving access to medications

Improving access to medications

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Improved Care and Prevention
mproving pain management in newborns

Improving pain management in newborns

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Improved Care and Prevention
Improving childhood concussion care

Improving childhood concussion care

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Improved Care and Prevention
Improving hip-fracture care

Improving hip-fracture care

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Improved Care and Prevention
Improving Dialysis Treatment

Improving dialysis treatment

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Improved Care and Prevention
Understanding diabetes in First Nations communities

Understanding diabetes in First Nations communities

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Improved Care and Prevention
Preventing suicide in men

Preventing suicide in men

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Care in the Community and at Home

Improving delivery and/or outcomes of community/home care.

Care in the Community and at Home
Preventing Childhood Obesity

Preventing Childhood Obesity

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Care in the Community and at Home
Improving access to Francophone community services

Improving access to Francophone community services

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Care in the Community and at Home
Improving hospital-to-home care transitions

Improving hospital-to-home care transitions

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Care in the Community and at Home
Improving access to mental health services for on-reserve Aboriginal youth

Improving access to mental health services for on-reserve Aboriginal youth

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Health System Integration and Sustainability

To better integrate the various components of the health system and reduce inappropriate health care, that is when a gap between evidence and practice leads to over/under diagnosis and/or over/under treatment of disease.

Health System Integration and Sustainability
Improving care for kids with complex conditions

Improving care for kids with complex conditions

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Health System Integration and Sustainability
Improving Ontario’s health care system

Improving Ontario’s health care system

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Health System Integration and Sustainability
Improving heart failure care

Improving heart failure care

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Health System Integration and Sustainability
Improving youth access to mental health and addiction services

Improving youth access to mental health and addiction services

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Health System Integration and Sustainability
Improving transportation of trauma patients

Improving transportation of trauma patients

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Health System Integration and Sustainability
Improving hospital emergency department care using patient perspectives

Improving emergency department care using patient perspectives on outcomes

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