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In the spirit of the Frontline Health program's collaborative nature, consultations with leading academics have led to the Frontline Health program actively supporting or pursuing research initiatives in these critical areas.
Frontline research projects
In the spirit of the Frontline Health program's collaborative nature, consultations with leading academics have led to the Frontline Health program actively supporting or pursuing research initiatives in these critical areas. For practical reasons of limited resources, our first research steps focus on a specific subset of frontline practitioners: physicians.
Frontline Health is providing an unrestricted educational grant for a joint research initiative of Université de Sherbrooke and the University of British Columbia, led by Dr. Paul Grand'Maison of Université de Sherbrooke. This project will examine the curriculum and training approaches of leading Canadian faculties of medicine to identify evidence-based best practices in the training of frontline physicians. The goal is to provide medical faculties with the tools and insights to further improve their respective frontline training programs. AstraZeneca Canada is also undertaking research on physicians who are successfully working in long-term roles in frontline settings across Canada. This will focus on the geographic, attitudinal, behavioural, demographic, psychographic and socioeconomic characteristics of these doctors in order to better understand the factors that contribute to their sustained success. The hope is that this research will eventually assist medical schools in identifying, attracting and recruiting high quality candidates (either current or prospective medical students) who have a high probability of successfully starting and maintaining a medical practice in a frontline health setting.
The success of these two initiatives will mean that there will be more - and better trained - physicians to deliver healthcare and health promotion to populations on the frontlines.
If you have any research ideas that will help frontline populations, we encourage you to submit a funding application here.