Canada commits $62 M to patient-centred health research networks

April 5, 2016

Canada’s Minister of Health Jane Philpott announced last week that the federal government will invest $62 M to support five cross-Canada research networks focusing on chronic disease. The funding will come through Canadian Institutes of Health Research as part of Canada’s Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR), which aims to connect researchers, health professionals, policy makers, and patients across the country to improve the health of Canadians living with chronic diseases. An additional $126 M will be contributed by partners, including universities, hospitals, industry, health charities, and provincial agencies. The networks will be hosted by McMaster University, University of British Columbia, University of Toronto, and McGill University. Canada (Release) | Canada (SPOR)