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The Common Denominator - Transforming Health with Integrated Care in Canada


Nida Shahid ,

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Meghan McMahon,

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Jessica Nadigel,

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Rick Glazier

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Workshop – Background

With the launch of CIHR-IHSPR’s 2021-2026 strategic plan, IHSPR is developing a new research initiative that addresses challenges at the macro- (e.g. policy, funding) and meso- levels (e.g. governance, technology) of integrated care, with outcomes centered on health equity and the Quadruple Aim.

Workshop - Aims and Objectives

Using a partnered and consultative approach, the workshop aims to inform and invite participants to engage in improving a shared understanding of macro/meso- level innovations in systems organization, governance, and funding that are working towards integrated care that is transformative for Canadians. Specifically, workshop objectives are to advance a common understanding of (i) what transformative integrated care means, (ii)  which building blocks are essential for successful integration, (iii) where and how evidence can bring the most value, and (iv) examples of successful integrated care and the resulting impacts of integration.

Workshop - Target audience

The workshop will be of interest to professionals (researchers, policy and decision-makers, health care providers, and research funders) who are interested in better integrated care as well as patient/caregiver and community members to learn about and share perspectives regarding transformative integrated care.

Workshop - Format

Our approach includes a combination of a presentation led by the chair, introductions, and an active Q&A period between panelists and participants moderated by the chair and facilitators. We estimate a 40-minute discussion with panelists using leading questions and at least 20-minutes for an open dialogue with the audience. Panelists and participants will be invited to reflect on case examples of successful integration, building blocks essential to integrated care, challenges in integrating care, and mechanisms for continuous and wider patient/community engagement. Participants will be invited to vote on specific topics and results will be reported back in real-time.

Workshop - Key Learnings/Take away

Participants will gain insights regarding enablers and barriers to the successful integration of care, approaches to meaningful patient/caregiver engagement in evidence-informed transformative integrated care, and inform the development of a pan-Canadian research initiative in integrated care.

How to Cite: Shahid N, McMahon M, Nadigel J, Glazier R. The Common Denominator - Transforming Health with Integrated Care in Canada. International Journal of Integrated Care. 2022;22(S2):98. DOI:
Published on 16 May 2022.
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