Stewart B. Harris, MD, MPH, FCFP, FACPM
CDA Chair in Diabetes Management,
The National Diabetes Management Strategy,
Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine,
1151 Richmond Street,
London, ON Canada N6A 3K7
For more information:
Tel: 519-661-2111 ext. 22102
Website: The National Diabetes Management Strategy
|FEATURED RESEARCH STUDIES|
|TNDMS - SHOWCASE|
Diabetes Evaluation Framework for Innovative National Evaluations
The overall aim of DEFINE is to guide the comprehensive evaluation of diabetes prevention and management, and to facilitate policy innovations in order to improve diabetes care and reduce the clinical and financial burden of diabetes. The framework is available on this website (including instructions, videos, helpful tips, worksheets...) to enable more comprehensive evaluations in the field of diabetes so that we can: 1) move beyond system performance to explore the relationship between investments/programs and outcomes (i.e. Diabetes Education Centres [DECs], team-based care models, registries, clinical practice guidelines), 2) more accurately measure the impact of investments, and 3) enable policy makers, government, and other stakeholders to make informed decisions. We hope that DEFINE will help build the knowledge and evidence needed to improve the Canadian healthcare system.
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|NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS|
AstraZeneca donates $500,000 to forge health care improvements in Canada’s indigenous communities
February 20, 2015
According to the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA), this disease, in which the body can’t produce, or properly use, insulin (a hormone required to convert glucose into energy) is increasing by epidemic proportions in Canada.
Aboriginal Peoples are among the highest risk group for developing diabetes and related complications, with a prevalence in First Nations communities three to five times higher than the general population. This is due to a number of factors including genetic predisposition, lifestyle and quality of care.
Forge Ahead is in the News
November 10, 2014
Dr. Stewart Harris is very pleased to announce his reappointment to the position of Canadian Diabetes Assocation (CDA) Chair in Diabetes Management, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. This reappointment will allow Dr. Harris and his team to continue their progressive and innovative program of research prioritizing evaluation of diabetes and chronic disease models of care, diabetes research with First Nations, research utilizing clinical and administrative health databases, and investigator initiated clinical trials.
Harris, Stewart B.; Green, Michael E.; Brown, Judith Belle; Roberts, Sharon; Russell, Grant; Fournie, Meghan; Webster-Bogaert, Susan; Kotecha, Jyoti; Han, Han; Thind, Amardeep; Stewart, Moira; Reichert, Sonja; Tompkins, Jordan; Birtwhistle, Richard. Impact of a Quality Improvement Program on Primary Healthcare in Canada: A Mixed-method Evaluation. Health Policy (2014) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healthpol.2014.10.019