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Diabetes Action Canada Celebrates the Work of Michelle Murray

3 April 2024
At the end of March, Michelle Murray retired from her role as Training and Mentoring Coordinator for Diabetes Action Canada. Michelle has been an integral part of the DAC team since the organization’s inception in 2016. “Michelle has played a pivotal role in developing our Training and Mentoring program, ensuring all members were well-equipped to […]

Simplifying Complexity: How to select and use knowledge mobilization and implementation science (KM-IS) Theories, Models and Frameworks in research

26 March 2024
Join us for a webinar on Thursday, April 18, 2024 from 1 – 2 p.m. EST. Did you know that KM-IS theories, models and frameworks can be used to help guide how we share, use or apply research results in the real world to benefit patients, the public, and the healthcare system? Did you know […]

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Our Collaborators Report is Live!

24 March 2024
Looking back on 2023, our Diabetes Action Canada Network has much to be proud of! We successfully launched many projects and programs. We grew the number of Patient Partners and researchers in our Network, and we worked with community partners, government, and others to bring the findings of our research teams to people living with […]

Diabetes Action Canada Partners with South Riverdale Community Health Centre

14 March 2024
Partnership within our communities is essential to creating positive outcomes for everyone living with or affected by diabetes. That’s why Diabetes Action Canada (DAC) is pleased to announce South Riverdale Community Health Centre (SRCHC) as our first official Knowledge User partner. The relationship, focused around DAC’s Diabetic Retinopathy Screening program, brings together a wealth of […]

New Publication Looks at Harnessing Technology to Improve Diabetes Care

5 March 2024
In the latest issue of the Canadian Journal of Diabetes, Diabetes Action Canada’s Digital Health team published an editorial looking at the ways that technology can improve diabetes care. The publication, The Intersection of Informatics and Diabetes: Harnessing Technology to Improve Care, is an important reminder that digital solutions are being adopted quickly and can […]

DAC Knowledge Mobilization Consultation Supports Successful Grant Application

30 January 2024
In 2023, the Diabetes Action Canada Knowledge Mobilization (KM) Consultation Service launched. The program, led by Dr. Monika Kastner and Julie Makarski is designed to help research teams successfully integrate KM tools into their research projects. Knowledge mobilization helps move research projects from idea to implementation, and is an incredibly meaningful part of the process. […]

Building capacity for involving older adults, caregivers and partners in research Workshop

5 December 2023
On October 26, 2023, our Knowledge Mobilization team partnered with the McMaster Collaborative for Health and Aging to present a workshop aimed at educating and supporting those wishing to use the principles of patient-oriented research in their work with older adults. The event, Canadian Association of Gerontology 2023: Community Engaged Teaching, Research & Practice Pre-Conference […]

Diabetes Action Canada at Vascular 2023

29 November 2023
In October, members of the Diabetes Action Canada team spent several days in Montreal as part of the Vascular 2023 conference. This event brought together healthcare providers, researchers and Patient Partners from the diabetes and heart health communities for several days of education, information-sharing and networking. “At Vascular 2023 we had excellent opportunities to connect with […]

Researcher Profile – Dr. Alexander Singer

22 November 2023
As Diabetes Action Canada’s focus on digital health solutions deepens, the organization is pleased to welcome our new lead for these projects: Dr. Alexander Singer. Dr. Alexander Singer has always been curious. He was the kid who raised his hand in class, and in life, knowing that if he didn’t understand someone else probably didn’t […]

New study looks at essential requirements for the governance of data repositories

23 October 2023
In September, a team of researchers led by Dr. Alison Paprica from the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health in Toronto, and Diabetes Action Canada’s Conrad Pow and Dr Michelle Greiver, published a new paper in the International Journal of Population Data Science. The publication, Essential […]