COVID-19 has disrupted life in Quebec and around the world. Because our vision supports a learning health system—one that integrates research into practice and bases decision-making on the experiences of patients, health and social services professionals and managers—we are more determined than ever to support a shift in the culture of our health care system.
The Unité de Soutien SSA Québec is connected with the Quebec COVID – Pandemic Network (QCPN), an initiative of the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé. The main objective of the QCPN is to create an environment of close collaboration to coordinate research efforts, prioritize actions and accelerate discoveries and their application to infections caused by SARS-CoV-2.
The Unité de Soutien SSA Québec, in collaboration with its specialists, offers a range of tools, expertise and training dedicated to supporting patient-oriented research in the context of this pandemic.
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Since March 2020, COVID-19 has been all over the news. The pandemic has been the source of much reflection and a number of useful projects. It is important to draw lessons from this experience for the future.
Dr. Marie-Dominique Beaulieu appointed to the Order of Canada
Dr. Marie-Dominique Beaulieu, the first Scientific Director of the Unité de soutien SSA Québec (formerly the Unité de soutien SRAP du Québec), has been appointed a Member of the Order of Canada.
Annual meeting of the French and English-speaking indigenous patient partners circles of the Unité de soutien SSA Québec
In December 2022, the Unité de soutien SSA Québec held its annual meeting of Francophone and Anglophone Indigenous patient partners circles: a day rich in discussions and several avenues of reflection to make the health system more culturally safe for the Indigenous populations.
Understanding research: a website to demystify the basic concepts of research
The Understanding Research site aims to demystify the basic concepts of research. Videos, glossary and guide are available.
New PATIenTS program: 4 tangible projects to improve life trajectories in Quebec
Through the PATIenTS program, the activation of the Québec learning health system (LHS) is being carried out in the RUISSS territories of Québec through four tangible projects over a one-year period.
New mission for the Unité de soutien SSA Québec: supporting the continuous improvement of the health system
The Unité de soutien au système de santé apprenant (SSA) Québec has had its funding renewed as a provincial unit of the national network of the Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research until March 31, 2026, and has made continuous improvement of the Québec health system a joint project with the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux du Québec.
Antoine Groulx receives the ASPQ Sustainable Health Research Distinction Award
Dr. Antoine Groulx, Scientific Director of the Unité de soutien SSA Québec, was awarded the Distinction Santé Durable research prize by the Association pour la santé publique du Québec (ASPQ).