PRIHS Expression of Interest competition results

May 11, 2018

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 Applicant Project Title Affiliation
Aghajafari, Fariba Technology-Enhanced Continuity of Care: Improving Transitions from the Emergency Department to Primary Care for Adults with Chronic Conditions University of Calgary
Choy, Jonathan Virtual Health Facilitated Early Supported Discharge: Moving Patient Care Closer to Home Alberta Health Services
Chubbs, Katherine AHS South Zone Indigenous Patient Navigation Model: A Novel Approach Alberta Health Services
Cooke, Lara A Primary Care-Neurology-Patient Collaboration to Enhance Access to Optimal Care of Headache in Alberta University of Calgary
Cujec, Bibiana Improving Palliative Care Services for Heart Failure Patients in Alberta University of Alberta
Forhan, Mary Adequately Addressing Bariatric Care Needs in Home Care and Supportive Living University of Alberta
Hair, Heather Improving Acute Care for Long-Term Care Residents: A Better Way to Care for the Frail Elderly in Times of Medical Urgency Alberta Health Services
Hair, Heather Patient Peer Navigation – A Cluster Randomized Control Trial Examining Linkage of Care between ED and Primary Care Addiction Services Alberta Health Services
Kingston, Dawn Scale-up Testing of an E-Mental Health Model Supporting Routine Prenatal and Postpartum Mental Healthcare University of Calgary
Larson, Bonnie Medical Respite Care for the Homeless University of Calgary
Leslie, Myles Alberta’s Primary Care Networks and their Capacity to Deliver the Patient Centered Medical Home: Enhancing Measurement and Policy to Support Care in the Community University of Calgary
McBrien, Kerry ENCOMPASS: ENhancing COMmunity health through Patient navigation, Advocacy and Social Support University of Calgary
Mosher, Dianne Building Communities of Practice to Expand Access to Best Practice Care for Patients with Arthritis – Project Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) for Arthritis in Alberta University of Calgary
Newton, Amanda Implementing Innovative Models of Acute Pediatric Mental Health and Addiction Care University of Alberta
Pendharkar, Sachin Integrating Primary and Specialty Care: Development and Evaluation of an Innovative Patient-centred Model of Care for Sleep-disordered Breathing University of Calgary
Reimche, Leanne The Complex Care Hub: Caring for Seniors and Patients with Medical Complexity beyond the Hospital Walls University of Calgary
Rittenbach, Kay TOPS: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Optimization for Patients and Society Alberta Health Services
Rittenbach, Kay Virtual Supervised Consumption: Evaluating for a reduction in mortality rates Alberta Health Services
Santana, Maria Jose Enhancing Care by Including the Voice of Albertans in Healthcare System Performance University of Calgary
Tandon, Puneeta Alberta 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