In partnership with Alberta Health Services, we are pleased to announce the results of the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Health System (PRIHS) 2018/2019 Expression of Interest (EOI) competition.


Principal ApplicantProject TitleAffiliation
Aghajafari, FaribaTechnology-Enhanced Continuity of Care: Improving Transitions from the Emergency Department to Primary Care for Adults with Chronic ConditionsUniversity of Calgary
Choy, JonathanVirtual Health Facilitated Early Supported Discharge: Moving Patient Care Closer to HomeAlberta Health Services
Chubbs, KatherineAHS South Zone Indigenous Patient Navigation Model: A Novel ApproachAlberta Health Services
Cooke, LaraA Primary Care-Neurology-Patient Collaboration to Enhance Access to Optimal Care of Headache in AlbertaUniversity of Calgary
Cujec, BibianaImproving Palliative Care Services for Heart Failure Patients in AlbertaUniversity of Alberta
Forhan, MaryAdequately Addressing Bariatric Care Needs in Home Care and Supportive LivingUniversity of Alberta
Hair, HeatherImproving Acute Care for Long-Term Care Residents: A Better Way to Care for the Frail Elderly in Times of Medical UrgencyAlberta Health Services
Hair, HeatherPatient Peer Navigation - A Cluster Randomized Control Trial Examining Linkage of Care between ED and Primary Care Addiction ServicesAlberta Health Services
Kingston, DawnScale-up Testing of an E-Mental Health Model Supporting Routine Prenatal and Postpartum Mental HealthcareUniversity of Calgary
Larson, BonnieMedical Respite Care for the HomelessUniversity of Calgary
Leslie, MylesAlberta's Primary Care Networks and their Capacity to Deliver the Patient Centered Medical Home: Enhancing Measurement and Policy to Support Care in the CommunityUniversity of Calgary
McBrien, KerryENCOMPASS: ENhancing COMmunity health through Patient navigation, Advocacy and Social SupportUniversity of Calgary
Mosher, DianneBuilding Communities of Practice to Expand Access to Best Practice Care for Patients with Arthritis - Project Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) for Arthritis in AlbertaUniversity of Calgary
Newton, AmandaImplementing Innovative Models of Acute Pediatric Mental Health and Addiction CareUniversity of Alberta
Pendharkar, SachinIntegrating Primary and Specialty Care: Development and Evaluation of an Innovative Patient-centred Model of Care for Sleep-disordered BreathingUniversity of Calgary
Reimche, LeanneThe Complex Care Hub: Caring for Seniors and Patients with Medical Complexity beyond the Hospital WallsUniversity of Calgary
Rittenbach, KayTOPS: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Optimization for Patients and SocietyAlberta Health Services
Rittenbach, KayVirtual Supervised Consumption: Evaluating for a reduction in mortality ratesAlberta Health Services
Santana, Maria JoseEnhancing Care by Including the Voice of Albertans in Healthcare System PerformanceUniversity of Calgary
Tandon, PuneetaAlberta Cirrhosis Care Collaborative Network (ACN)Alberta Health Services

This list of successful applicants is provided for information only. The formal letters will serve as AI's official decision should there be any discrepancy with the material on the website.

We will provide official letters, including feedback from the review process to all applicants within the next short while. We will also provide those invited to apply to Stage 2 with the application and instructions about the process electronically.

Competition details and important dates

The competition takes place in stages:

  1. April 27: EOI submissions. 100 EOIs received and reviewed. 20 selected to move forward.
  2. June 18: stage 2 submissions. A den-style review will take place on June 26 and 27. Up to nine selected to move forward.
  3. September 28: full proposal submissions. Final funding decision will made in late Fall.


The theme of the 2018/19 PRIHS competition is the implementation of high quality, evidence informed solutions to "Enhancing Care in the Community" to address performance gaps in the healthcare system that prevent optimal patient care, resource use, delivery, and access to affordable and sustainable health services.

PRIHS is a partnered funding opportunity between Alberta Innovates and Alberta Health Services. It is focused on supporting health research and innovation projects that will adopt and implement evidence to maintain or improve quality of patient care and services while substantially reducing costs in the health care system.

For more information, contact:

Sandra Stabel, Program Manager