Opportunities To Collaborate With Manitoba Health Researchers

If you or someone you know would be interested in collaborating on this study or would like more information please contact Jennifer Pepneck.

Putting the Patient Experience at the Centre of Primary Health Care in Manitoba

Patients need to be at the centre of the changes to health care in Manitoba. Primary care is important to the foundation of a good and maintainable health care system. Understanding the patient experience of health care is key to building a better system. Right now, there are very few ways to bring the patient experience to the people changing health care. This is especially true in primary care. Manitoba needs a way to bring reliable and consistent feedback on the health care Manitobans receive. This project is the first step to finding a solution to this problem.

By collaborating on this project, you will explore a possible software solution that supports the secure and anonymous collection of Manitoban’s health care experiences

Compensation for time and travel will be provided.

Time Commitment: Monthly meetings | 2 hours per meeting | anticipated 1 year study to start early 2020

Researchers: Dr. Gayle Halas

Meth use in Manitoba—Research Study

This study will identify geographic areas with meth use in Manitoba. And build understanding the use of meth and the health care system. That will help health care providers and government better plan to meet the health care needs of individuals using meth.

Researcher Dr. Nathan Nickel would like to collaborate with individuals who have previously used meth as public partners on this project. As a public partner with lived experience, you can help the research team better focus the study to find the gaps in our health care system. Findings from this study will be presented directly to the government of Manitoba.

This study will us de-identified hospital, first responders and emergency department data. De-identified data is data with the information such as names and addresses removed so that the research team will not know who the individual people are.

Video and phone meetings will be available for individuals that live outside of Winnipeg. Reimbursement for transportation provided for participants traveling from in or near Winnipeg.

Time Commitment: 1-2 meetings and review of final report | 2 hours per meeting | first meeting anticipated late November 2019

Researcher: Dr. Nathan Nickel

Improving patient journeys from hospital to home: Interprofessional teamwork for hospital discharges study

Have you or your family member been in hospital for an unexpected and/or chronic illness? Do you have things to say about your or your family members’ experience of going home from hospital? If so, we want your help as a patient or caregiver research partner to improve people’s experience going and staying home from the hospital.

By collaborating with researchers on this project, you will ensure that the voices of the patients are reflected in the research.

Compensation and reimbursement for transportation provided.

Time Commitment: 6 workshops over 1 year | 2-3 hours per workshop | extra training as desired by the patient or caregiver researcher between workshops | starting late 2019/early 2020

Researcher: Dr. Cara Brown

Use of Opioids and Psychotropic Medications During Pregnancy: Effect on the Developing Child and Mother

This study will explore the short and long-term effects related to prescription opioid (e.g., codeine, morphine, hydromorphone) use during pregnancy. Currently not much is known about the long-term risks of opioids during pregnancy. This study will look at how opioids are used during pregnancy and the risks. This will help in reducing the negative impacts of the prescription opioid epidemic in Canada.

If you collaborate with researchers on this project, you will ensure that the voices of the patients are reflected in the research.

The research team is looking to collaborate with patients/family members who have experienced pregnancy or prescription opioids use. If you or someone you know would be interested in collaborating on this study or would like more information please click on the “I’m interested” button below to contact the coordinator.

Compensation provided. Six spots reserved for patient partners.

Time Commitment: Meeting 2 times a year | 2 hour meetings | anticipated project duration September 2019 to September 2020

Researcher: Drs. Deepa Singal and Dan Chateau