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Catalyst Grant Projects

Calvin Ke
Dr. Calvin Ke, Principal Investigator

Developing and Implementing a Personalized Care Pathway to Improve the Management of Young-Onset Type 2 Diabetes in Peel Region

Project Objective: Collaboratively engage patients and community members to adopt a personalized diabetes care pathway to meet the diverse needs of young adults across all ethnicities in the Peel Region.

Terence Tang
Dr. Terence Tang, Principal Investigator

Reducing Health Inequities in Severe Diabetic Foot Infection and Amputation by Engaging At-Risk Communities to Optimize the Implementation of Evidence-Based Strategies

Project Objective: Further optimize the implementation of evidence-based strategies (multidisciplinary team and care pathways) in the care of diabetic foot ulcers to prevent severe outcomes and reduce health inequities.

Vasanti Malik
Dr. Vasanti Malik, Principal Investigator

Increasing Knowledge, Reducing Risk: A community- integrated nutrition education intervention to prevent type 2 diabetes in Peel

Project Objective: Assess the effectiveness and implementation strategy of an intervention co-designed with community stakeholders that delivers nutrition education based on the Portfolio Diet on reducing T2D risk factors among Peel residents with elevated T2D risk

NHP Researchers' Projects

Baiju Shah
Dr. Baiju Shah, Principal Investigator

Does having free access to diabetes medications and supplies improve outcomes for those with type 2 diabetes?

“The objective of the study is to test the effectiveness of Pharmacare. We are focusing on people with type 2 diabetes, as an archetypal chronic disease for which medications are an essential part of high-quality care. In this pilot study, we will be testing the feasibility of our proposed study. Patients who do not have prescription drug insurance will be randomized to receive free access to glucose-lowering drugs, glucose test strips, antihypertensives and statins, or to continue to have to pay for their medications as usual. The information we gather from the pilot study will be used to create the full large-scale study that will measure clinically important endpoints (like rates of complications) and cost-effectiveness. “

Ian Zenlea
Dr. Ian Zenlea, Principal Investigator

Working with the community in Peel to improve the health and well-being of children and families

“The Family and Child Health Initiative (FCHI) is a group of researchers and clinicians at the Institute for Better Health at Trillium Health Partners in Mississauga, Ontario focused on improving the health and well-being of children and families in Peel region, Ontario. Using a community-based participatory research approach, the FCHI works alongside the Peel community to do-design, implements, and evaluate interventions to improve the health and well-being of children and families who work, live, and play in Peel.”