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).

Selection of Ongoing Projects

AHS South Zone
Indigenous Patient
Navigation Model:
A Novel Approach

Improving Acute
Care for Long-
Term Care
Residents: A Better
Way to Care for the
Frail Elderly in
Times of Medical

COMmunity health
through Patient
Advocacy & Social

Innovative Models
of Acute Pediatric
Mental Health &
Addiction Care

Virtual Supervised
Consumption: Using
an evidence-based
approach to impact
more of Alberta’s

Cirrhosis Care
Alberta Program

Update on an earlier PRIHS