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.
Equity and inclusivity in research: co-creation of a digital platform with representatives of marginalized populations to enhance the involvement in research of people with limited literacy skills
The co-construction of the ENGAGE digital platform, a project supported by the Unité de soutien SSA Québec, was the subject of a scientific article.
Snapshot of the use of Teleconsultations
Supported by the Unité de soutien SSA Québec, Mylaine Breton, a researcher at the Université de Sherbrooke, and her team have drawn up a portrait of the level of implementation of teleconsultations in the COVID-19 context and their advantages and disadvantages compared to in-person medical visits. Read the results of an environmental scan on the use of teleconsultations in the front line and its conclusions.
Marie-Thérèse Lussier named scientific codirector of the SSA-RUISSS team Université de Montréal
Dr. Marie-Thérèse Lussier named Scientific Codirector of the SSA-RUISSS Université de Montréal team. She will co-direct her team with Mr. Mathieu Bouchard, patient partner. Her team will be composed of territorial antennas bringing together several expertises of the Unit.
18 videos to help you do participatory research
Our Capacity Building team was able to put its expertise to good use, particularly by providing advice on techno-pedagogy.
From medicine to the learning health system: the journey of Dr. Antoine Groulx
Discover the life trajectory of Dr. Antoine Groulx, Scientific Director of the Unité de soutien au système de santé apprenant du Québec. The student who became a doctor, a decision-maker, and then an ambassador, shares his awareness. Why does he want to change things? How did the patient/public/organizational partnership and the learning health system become essential for him?
5 young learning health systems leaders win new Junior 1 career fellowship
By promoting approaches based on the principles of the learning health system and patient-oriented research, this program supports qualified young researchers.