Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Health System (PRIHS)

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The Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Health System (PRIHS) is a program is designed to support Alberta Health Service (AHS) Strategic Clinical Networks (SCNs) as nodes of research and innovation.

PRIHS strengthens health research capacity in Alberta by encouraging collaboration and partnerships between Alberta’s academic institutions, health and clinician researchers, patients, and AHS operations to impact in the health system.

PRIHS is designed to align the knowledge production efforts of researchers with the evidence needs of the health system by providing opportunities for researchers to propose solutions to priority health system challenges and access support from SCNs and other expertise within AHS to administer implementation studies. In turn, these studies will help AHS identify and advance solutions that improve healthcare quality, health outcomes and value for Albertans.

Current Opportunities

Applying Innovation to the Health System

  1. PRIHS 6 launched on January 8, 2020. See the PRIHS 6 web page for full details.
  2. See the results for funded projects from PRIHS V (the PRIHS 2019 / 2020 Challenge).

Impacts of PRIHS in Action

A DiseAse-Inclusive Pathway for Transitions in Care (ADAPT): Alberta Collaborative Pathway for Patients with Complex Chronic Diseases Surgery for Non-malignant Colorectal Polyps: Can we do better? Implementation and Assessment of the elder-friendly BEdside reconditioning for Functional ImprovemenTs (BE FIT) following Surgery Study
e-Mental Health (eMH) for Youth and Young Adults in Alberta Don’t Misuse My Blood: Reducing Avoidable Blood Tests and Avoidable Blood Transfusions in Patients admitted to Critical Care and High-risk Surgical Units in Alberta Empowering food insecure Albertans to manage their diabetes through a subsidized healthy food prescription program
Multidisciplinary Support to Access living donor Kidney Transplant (MuST AKT)

See past awards here.


Mike Christen

Business Partner


Update on an earlier PRIHS