Studies in Recruitment
Research is key to transforming heart failure care and empowering patients and their caregivers to live better.
We can’t do it without you. Consider joining a research team or participating in a study underway.
Testimonial from Bill and Sue Fitzpatrick
“It’s all volunteer. You give a little bit of time, a little bit of information. Then, you learn from it, you make more connections. It even went as far as getting family involved and having them more educated. And you know and trust that everything proposed is evidence-based, and you are part of it.”
Please note: Each study has its own set of criteria to determine who can participate. This depends on the research question being asked and may include restrictions based on age, behaviours, health status, location, or other traits.
Before enrolling in a study, researchers may ask questions to determine if you are eligible to participate. In some cases, you may have to undergo specific testing, like a blood test or physical exam, to determine whether you can participate.
Interested in recruiting on The Heart Hub?
If you are interested in having your research study posted for recruitment, please complete the online submission form.
PWLE & Heart Failure Diagnostic Screening Advocacy
Opportunity: Heart & Stroke Ontario mission team is looking for people living with heart failure to participate in a whole-day provincial advocacy event on Wednesday, November 29th at Queen’s Park Legislative building. It includes attending meetings with Members of Provincial Parliament (MPPs) along with Heart & Stroke staff, and the invitation to the evening reception at Queen’s Park.
What PWLE might be expected: you will be expected to attend 2-3 meetings throughout Nov 29th and share your lived experiences and perspectives on one or both of our policy priorities we are advocating to this government. One of the policy priorities is about a blood test called NT-proBNP testing which could be used to diagnose heart failure. In the past, Ontarians who had this test done in a community lab needed to pay $80 out of pocket or claim through private benefits. In recent couple of years, Ontario govn’t has piloted funding the test through the public health insurance plan. And we are advocating to expand this pilot program into core funding, ensuring all Ontarians can access this important test without any financial strain. Thus, we hope you could speak about why universal access to HF testing is important and suggest any of the equity implications people would face if there was a cost to the test during meetings with policymakers.
If you are interested in this opportunity and/or would like more information, you can contact Maggie.firstname.lastname@example.org before Nov 10th.
From Clinical Pathways to Service Models: Towards a Person-centered Approach for Remote Patient Monitoring
Women’s College Hospital Institute of Health System Solutions and Virtual Care (WIHV) is leading a quality improvement initiative on remote patient monitoring. This project titled “From Clinical Pathways to Service Models: Towards a Person-centered Approach for Remote Patient Monitoring” aims to better understand the design and delivery of remote patient monitoring as a person-centred and equity promoting model of care.
The research team is seeking patients and caregivers with experience participating in any type of remote patient monitoring program. Your role would include providing your unique perspective on a person-centred approach to remote patient monitoring as a model of care. This will take place during a two-hour virtual feedback session with other patients and caregivers. Participants will be compensated for their time. Your perspectives will be a valuable addition to this initiative and could lead to a better understanding of designing and delivering person-centred remote patient monitoring programs.
From the Heart: Canadian women’s lived experiences of heart failure
SPOR Patient and Public Topic Suggestions
SPOR Evidence Alliance
At the SPOR Evidence Alliance, we value the importance of patient identified priorities in shaping the health research landscape, and ultimately informing changes across the health system that address patient needs.
If you are interested in a health topic that you feel is important in improving patient health outcomes and the health system, we would like to hear about it.
Who can submit a health topic?
We welcome all interested patients and members of the public to propose topics for future SPOR Evidence Alliance projects.
What topics are appropriate?
We would like to hear about health topics that identify an opportunity to improve health outcomes, medical or public health practice, and health systems in Canada.
Please note that it is not necessary to submit your topic as a structured research question. If your topic is selected for further study, we will work with you to develop the question.
TRANSFORM HF Peer Review Panels
Dr. Heather Ross and Dr. Craig Simmons
TRANSFORM HF funds research and trainees focused on digital technologies for equitable access to high-quality personalized heart failure care. Our mission is also to enable patients to become more active in their own health and engage them in all of our programs.
Competitions are described at: www.transformhf.ca/opportunities Patients, caregivers and family members living with heart failure are integral members of our review panel to select funded projects and trainees. If you are interested in joining a panel, email email@example.com.