TORONTO, Oct. 2, 2017 /CNW/ - AdvantAge Ontario is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a host organization for the inaugural Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR) Health System Impact Fellowship with Dr. Frances Morton-Chang as our in-house postdoctoral research fellow.
This fellowship is jointly funded between CIHR and AdvantAge Ontario and co-supervised with the University of Toronto. The funding provides an excellent opportunity to incorporate both a formal research lens to the policy work at AdvantAge Ontario and mentorship and experiential learning opportunities for the research fellow.
As a gerontologist, Dr. Morton-Chang has specialized in the areas of health policy, cognitive health, and integration of health and social care for complex and aging populations. The focus of Dr. Morton-Chang's fellowship work will be the Association's seniors' campus research project, which was detailed in our 2017 Ontario Budget submission.
Seniors' campuses are seen as a cost-effective means to address many issues relating to seniors' health and social well-being and support those older adults who want to "age in place." They have the potential to integrate a broad range of supports and services in one location that seniors can access as their needs change. These locally evolved delivery models are viewed by many as the way forward in meeting the health and social needs of seniors in Ontario. The seniors' campus research project will serve to provide evidence-based knowledge around their configurations, offerings, and key policy issues in need of attention.
AdvantAge Ontario is very excited to be a part of this innovative CIHR program and we look forward to working with Dr. Morton-Chang over the next year.
AdvantAge Ontario is the trusted voice for senior care. We are community-based, not-for-profit organizations dedicated to supporting the best possible aging experience.
SOURCE AdvantAge Ontario
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