PRIHS 2018/2019, Enhancing Care in the Community – Results

Jan 8, 2019

We are pleased to announce the results for our 2018/2019 Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Health System (PRIHS), Enhancing Care in the Community.

This year’s competition resulted in the approval of six awards. In partnership with Alberta Health Services, we will invest $7M for these projects over the next three years.

The selection process began by accepting 100 submissions: 20 of those were invited to our stage two review.  Nine of the 20 applicants were asked to provide a full proposal.

We thank all applicants for their substantial efforts and congratulate the recipients of these awards. We also would like to acknowledge the tremendous assistance provided by our review committee members.

Did you know that Alberta Innovates and Alberta Health Services have invested a combined $32M to support 30 projects since 2013? This amount includes the previous three PRIHS competitions and the 2018/2019 competition.

Learn who received funding and their project titles:

PRIHS 2018/2019 – Results
First Name Last Name Institution Award Title
Amanda Newton University of Alberta $850,747.00 Implementing Innovative Models of Acute Pediatric Mental Health and Addiction Care
Kerry McBrien University of Calgary  $1,491,078.00 ENCOMPASS: ENhancing COMmunity health through Patient navigation, Advocacy and Social Support
Heather Hair Alberta Health Services  $1,232,755.00 Improving Acute Care for Long-Term Care Residents: A Better Way to Care for the Frail Elderly in Times of Medical Urgency
Katherine Chubbs Alberta Health Services   $1,436,500.00 AHS South Zone Indigenous Patient Navigation Model: A Novel Approach
Puneeta Tandon University of Alberta   $1,099,124.00 Alberta Cirrhosis Care Team (ACCT)
Kay Rittenbach Alberta Health Services  $ 914,813.00 Virtual Supervised Consumption: Using an evidence-based approach to impact more of Alberta’s Communities.

Learn more about each project

Please note: we provide the list of successful applicants for information purposes only. The formal letters will serve as the official decision should there be any discrepancy with the material on the website. Awards are subject to the agreement of the Award Terms and Conditions.