Transforming Health with Integrated Care (THINC)


The Transforming Health with Integrated Care (THINC) initiative is comprised of a suite of funding opportunities that together support health research projects, people, teams and a coordinating hub that together advance knowledge creation, capacity development (training), and knowledge mobilization in pursuit of health care that is coordinated and centered around people’s and distinct populations’ specific needs. Overall, the THINC initiative aims to advance evidence-informed integrated care policies and interventions that advance the Quadruple Aim (i.e., improving the patient experience of care; the health of populations; the health care provider experience; and value for money) and health equity. The funding componentsFootnote * include:

  • Catalyst Grants: These one-year funding opportunities support knowledge creation, implementation and/or policy analysis projects aligned to one or more priority research areas, one of which is integration of care.
  • Implementation Science Team Grants: These grants support teams whose research will inform the implementation, evaluation, and sharing of transformative evidence-informed integrated care policies and strategies for delivering care based on collaborations within and beyond the formal health care delivery system.
  • Embedded Research: Recipients of these grants will be embedded in health system organizations, where they will apply their research and analytic talents to critical health system challenges.
  • Knowledge Mobilization and Impact Hub: The Knowledge Mobilization and Impact Hub will support networking and collaboration among all funded THINC grantees and knowledge users and foster the translation of research evidence into improved health care policies and practice.

Read more about some of the funded research projects.

The information is provided in the language in which it was submitted by the researcher.

Principal Investigator Project Title Funding
Walter Wodchis,
University of Toronto
Network for Integrated Care Excellence (NICE) Canada: Transforming Health with Integrated Care Knowledge Mobilization and Impact Hub $2,200,000
Catherine Hudon,
Université de Sherbrooke
PriCARE Integration - Case management in primary healthcare for people with complex healthcare needs to improve integrated care: a large-scale implementation study $1,998,560
Lorraine Lipscombe,
Women's College Hospital
Avoiding Diabetes After Pregnancy Together with Moms (ADAPT-M): Bridging care between the third and fourth trimester $1,997,117
Nicole Obeid,
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute
Early Intervention for Eating Disorders in Ontario Integrated Youth Services: Best Practices for Implementation, Adaptation, Evaluation and Spread $1,923,607
Lauren Beaupre,
University of Alberta
Using Digital Health to Better Serve Rural Albertans living with Shoulder Pathology: Alberta's Remote Management of ShoUlders Program (ARMS UP) $1,999,970
Myra Piat,
CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Ile-de-Montréal-Douglas Hospital
Adapting Walk the Talk Toolkit for Equity Deserving Groups: A Pan-Canadian Study $2,000,000
Andrea D Furlan,
University Health Network (Toronto Rehabilitation Institute)
Testing Healthcare innovations in integrated Networks for Chronic pain: Evaluation of the Implementation of ECHO Chronic Pain in Canada (THiiNC-ECHO) $1,999,639
Manon Choinière,
Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM)
Plan d'action pour la gestion de la douleur chronique du Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux du Québec: Évaluation de la mise en œuvre et des impacts des projets initiaux en vue d'une généralisation progressive à l'ensemble du Québec $885,627
Melanie Penner,
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Project ECHO Autism Diagnosis and Integrated care Opportunities (ECHO AuDIO) $1,992,331
Jessica Widdifield,
Sunnybrook Research Institute
The Ontario Rheumatology Learning Health System for Transforming Integrated Care for Patients with Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Disorders $1,981,515
Karen Okrainec,
University Health Network (Toronto Western Hospital)
Paving a Road Map for Integrated Care Evaluation in Canada: A Mixed Methods Evaluation for Patients with Complex Care Needs in Ontario and Alberta $1,754,555
Gary Groot,
University of Saskatchewan
Integrated Care Clinical Pathway Implementation using a Patient Oriented Learning Health System Approach: A Realist Process Evaluation of the Saskatchewan Long COVID Pathway $1,971,649
Deborah V Kelly,
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Improving sexual health for Canadians through a pharmacy-based sexual health services model $1,916,463
Patricia G Camp,
University of British Columbia
SPIRO: SPirometry for Improved Indigenous and Rural Respiratory Outcomes $1,999,964

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