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Manitoba Update

Manitoba TREC Facility Meeting

The 2nd Manitoba TREC Facility Meeting on September 16th had a fantastic turnout of representatives from TREC care homes, Winnipeg Health Region and Manitoba Health. The MB TREC team provided updates of activities over the summer and discussed the upcoming TMS Regional Summit and site visits with the group. The facility representatives provided some valuable ideas for the frontline feedback visits, and ways to best share the study results with staff. Also discussed at the meeting was the SCOPE (Safer Care for Older Persons in residential Environments) project - which aims to improve safety and quality of care for residents by developing and fostering care aides as leaders of unit-based improvement initiatives. Meeting participants are looking forward to the launch of SCOPE Manitoba in early 2016!

TREC Regional Leads

Alongside the Regional Project Coordinators (featured in past issues), the Regional Lead Investigators are highly involved in the regional activities. This month, we are featuring our two Regional Leads in BC. We will be featuring the other Regional Leads in upcoming issues. 

Interior Health Regional Lead

Dr. Colin Reid is an Assistant Professor in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences at the University of British Columbia. He is a Research Affiliate with the Centre on Aging at the University of Victoria, an Associate of the Institute of Health Living and Chronic Disease Prevention and Member of the Institute of Community Engaged Research at UBC. He is TREC's Regional Lead Researcher for the Interior Health. He is a social gerontologist who has studied care provision for institutionalized seniors with dementia since 1995. Colin's program of research focuses on quality of life and well being for long-term care residents, their families and their formal caregivers, with a focus on health care aides. 

Fraser Health Regional Lead

Dr. Jennifer Baumbusch is an Associate Professor and Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar at the University of British Columba's School of Nursing. She is TREC's Regional Lead Researcher for the Fraser Health. Dr. Baumbusch leads an applied program of research that aims to improve equitable access and quality of health services across the continuum of care (i.e. acute care, community, and residential long-term care) for frail, older adults and their family caregivers. To learn more about her work, please visit She is also a faculty member for the Master of Health Leadership & Policy: Seniors Care program at UBC.
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New Team Member

Amanda Beacom is a new TREC Postdoctoral Fellow working on the Advice Seeking Networks in Long-Term Care project. Her research focuses on communication in social networks, particularly how knowledge is communicated and diffused in health organizations. Amanda holds a PhD in communication from the University of Southern California; a Master's degree in public policy, focusing on health policy, from John Hopkins University; and a Bachelor's degree in biology from Stanford University. Prior to graduate school, Amanda worked for nine years coordinating educational programs and publications for patients and health professionals.

TREC Opportunity

TREC is looking for a postdoctoral fellow interested in working with large longitudinal databases. We invite applicants with research interests in health services, epidemiology, nursing or a related field. Please share this opportunity on your networks!
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New Publication

Health System context and implementation of evidence-based practices - development and validation of the Context Assessment for Community Health (COACH) tool for low- and middle-income settings.

Bergström A, Skeen S, Duc DM, Zelaya Blandon E, Estabrooks CA, Gustavsson P, Hoa DTP, Källestål C, Målqvist M, Nga NT, Persson L- Å, Pervin J, Peterson S, Rahman A, Selling K, Squires JE, Tomlinson M, Waiswa P, Wallin L


Implementation Science

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CBC News: 
Cycling Without Age

CBC News featured a new cycling initiative adopted in New Brunswick. The Cycling Without Age program enables seniors to take back the experience of riding on the open road. Check out the video and the article!
Hybrid of bicycle and rickshaw imported from Denmark to let seniors enjoy cycling
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