Ruta Valaitis

Degrees, Title/Position:
BScN, MHSc, PhD
Dorothy C. Hall Chair in Primary Health Care Nursing, McMaster University
Professor, School of Nursing, McMaster University
Associate Member, Department of Family Medicine, McMaster University

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

Research Description:

Dr. Valaitis co-leads the Community Partnership Program (CPP) for Diabetes Self-Management for Older Adults – Canada with Drs. Maureen Markle-Reid and Jenny Ploeg. 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, they are further evaluating this 6-month intervention in three provinces over four years. Ruta co-leads  Patient and Public Engagement for the program of research.

Home Page/Departmental Page:

Aging, Community and Health Research Unit

Dorothy C. Hall Chair in Primary Health Care Nursing

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