Jenny Ploeg

Degrees, Title/Position:
RN, BScN, MScN,, PhD
Co-Scientific Director, Aging, Community and Health Research Unit, McMaster University
Professor, School of Nursing, McMaster University
Associate Member, Department of Health, Aging and Society, McMaster University

Goal Groups/Integration Themes:
Co-Lead, Aging Community and Population Research


Dr. Ploeg co-leads the Community Partnership Program (CPP) for Diabetes Self-Management for Older Adults – Canada with Drs. Maureen Markle-Reid and Ruta Valaitis. Their goal is to address gaps in the delivery of diabetes-related health services for adults 65 and older with multiple chronic conditions (MCC). Their innovative community-based model for diabetes care aims to improve diabetes self-management and the quality of care for older adults with diabetes and MCC. Using a multi-site randomized controlled trial in Ontario, Prince Edward Island and Quebec, they are further evaluating this 6-month intervention in three provinces over four years with funding from Canadian Institutes of Health Research Pan-Canadian SPOR Network in Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovations (PIHCI), Diabetes Action Canada, McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) and Scarborough Health Network.

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Home Page/Departmental Page:

Aging, Community and Health Research Unit

School of Nursing, McMaster University

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