CHRSP featured in national casebook series
Putting research in place: An innovative approach to decision support in Newfoundland and Labrador
Background and Rationale To meet Newfoundland and Labrador’s (NL) mounting healthcare challenges, the province’s health system requires evidence that can be translated into action. Meeting this demand poses its own challenges, including how to prioritize research; how to synthesize an ever-increasing body of complex evidence; how to attune findings to local resources/capacities; and how to produce rapid, easy-to-use reports. The Contextualized Health Research Synthesis Program (CHRSP) was developed at the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research(NLCAHR) to address these challenges. CHRSP provides timely reports on priority topics by involving health system partners at every stage, from topic identification to uptake. Taking a further step, CHRSP attunes its research to the unique characteristics of the NL healthcare context, including an aging (largely rural) population, a high burden of chronic disease, a demand for better mental health services, the challenges of serving a small population dispersed over a large geography, human health resource challenges and mounting fiscal pressure to do more with less. By considering such contextual factors, CHRSP has achieved considerable uptake for its reports among target stakeholders: provincial health system leaders, senior administrators and other key health system decision-makers.
NLCAHR’s director, Stephen Bornstein will also discuss CHRSP at a national NCCMT webinar: EIDM Webinar Series: Putting research in place: CHRSP in Newfoundland and Labrador November 28, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (EST) / 2:30pm-4:00pm (NST) | Dr. Stephen Bornstein, Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research Click here to register.