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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.”