Amardeep Thind

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Pandemic Planning for Primary Care: Lessons from Four Provinces

2020/21 • $321,361 • PI,CO
Family physicians (FP) play an important role in pandemic response and recovery. However, existing pandemic plans do not adequately incorporate FP. What are the roles of FP during a pandemic? What facilitates and hinders FP from fulfilling these roles? The goal of the project is to inform the...

Transformation of Indigenous Primary Healthcare Delivery (FORGE AHEAD): Enhancement and Adaptation of Community-driven Innovations and Scale-up Toolkits

2016/17-2019/20 • $652,110 • PI,CO,Other
In Canada, there are significant disparities between the health status of Indigenous peoples and the general population with respect to diabetes. Community-driven innovations, activated by quality improvement processes, have the potential to reform local healthcare. The goal of the proposed...

The impact of the built environment on incidence of obesity, chronic diseases and health status in Canada

2019/20 • $75,000 • PI,CO
It is recognized that poorer population health outcomes are correlated with a range of features of the built environment such as neighborhood fast-food restaurants, convenience stores, urban sprawl and walkability. But the impact of these built environment features on health outcomes are largely...

Efficient Disaster Response and Integration of Health Services: Review and Recommendations for the Canadian Red Cross

2018/19-2019/20 • $35,000 • Scholarship/Fellowship,Other
The Canadian Red Cross (CRC) works to improve health systems in war zones and natural disasters by providing emergency services and basic health care. The CRC is a global leader in providing healthcare to women and children in these areas. Mobile Health Units (MHUs) in Afghanistan, supported by...

Healthy Cities, Healthy People: Exploring environmental and behavioural predictors of chronic disease

2018/19 • $88,060 • PI,CO
Individuals face a number of stressors in the environment in which they live that can either promote or impede their health. Environmental risk can include pollution of air, water or soil, built environments, and man-made climate and eco-system change. Over the past century, the number of...

Do Primary Care Reforms Influence Physician Performance and Patient Outcomes? Econometric Analyses of Ontario's Primary Healthcare Delivery Models

2013/14-2017/18 • $525,970 • PI,CO
During the past decade, strategies have been introduced across Canadian provinces to address issues of around the clock access to primary care, the adequacy of preventive care and the cost effective management of chronic diseases. In Ontario, two types of primary care reform models (enhanced...

Health Services Research

2012/13-2017/18 • $500,000 • PI
Reducing wait times and increasing the use of electronic medical records (EMRs) are two challenges faced by the health care system today. Dr. Thind will lead an international multidisciplinary team to with the twin aims of (a) developing the knowledge base to optimize the use EMRs in primary...

Patient-Centred Innovations for Persons with Multimorbidity

2013/14-2016/17 • $2,500,000 • PI,CO,Other
People with chronic conditions are likely to have more than one condition. But the healthcare system is mostly designed for one condition at a time. This 5-year proposal is for a Team whose goal will be to change primary health care and community-based chronic disease prevention and management...

Transformation of Indigenous Primary Healthcare Delivery (FORGE AHEAD): Community-driven Innovations and Strategic Scale-up Toolkits

2013/14-2016/17 • $2,500,000 • PI,CO,Other
In Canada, significant disparities between the health status of Indigenous peoples and the general population exist, particularly for chronic diseases such as diabetes. There is a pressing need to shift the present episodic care focus common to most First Nations communities, to one that...

Transformation of Indigenous Primary Healthcare Delivery (FORGE AHEAD): Enhancement and Adaptation of Community-driven Innovations and Scale-up Toolkits

2016/17 • $5,744 • PI,CO,Other
Given the dramatic rise and impact of chronic disease and gaps in care in Indigenous communities, a shift from the existing episodic healthcare model common in Indigenous communities to one that integrates prevention and chronic disease management is needed. To assist with this transition, the...

CIHR Training Grant in Interdisciplinary Primary Health Care Research

2010/11-2014/15 • $1,325,000 • PI,CO
This is a one-year, national interdisciplinary research training program funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) with mentor representation from the disciplines of: Family Medicine, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work, Epidemiology, Pharmacy, Sociology and Interprofessional...

Master's Award - Dr. James Rossiter MPH Practicum Awards Program (2014)

2014/15 • $11,958 • PI
Name of Institution: Western University Name of Program: Schulich Interfaculty Program in Public Health. The Schulich Interfaculty Program in Public Health's MPH is designed to fill a novel niche at the intersection of leadership, policy and sustainability within the Canadian health care system...

Strategic Planning to Support First Nations Communities Participating in the FORGE AHEAD Program

2013/14 • $24,997 • PI,CO,Other
The proposed planning activities, including a face-to-face meeting, will enhance existing partnerships as well as foster the development of new partnerships by bringing together members of a national steering committee that includes First Nations (FN) community representatives, academic...

Health Quality Ontario (HQO) Primary Care Learning Collaboratives: Lessons Learned from a Mixed Method Evaluation of a Provincial QI Program

2013/14 • $24,958 • PI,CO,Other
The evaluation of primary healthcare quality improvement (QI) programs and the wide dissemination of the results from these evaluations are essential in helping us understand their impact on improving actual patient care and the delivery of healthcare in Canada. In Ontario, a team of researchers...

Health Services Research

2010/11-2012/13 • $275,000 • PI
A well functioning health care system requires minimal barriers to entry. Access remains an issue in Canadas health care system. For example, Canadians rank waiting times to access needed care as their major concern with the system. Dr. Thinds project will study three dimensions of access...

Examining the impact of primary care reform in Ontario on access to and quality of care

2010/11-2011/12 • $422,696 • PI,CO
Ontario faces a serious shortage of health personnel of almost all kinds including family doctors and general practitioners (FP/GPs). A key strategy to overcome shortfalls in primary medical care is primary care reform. New models of care all involve rostering of patients so that most people in...

Development of Indicators to Validate EMR Data: The DIVE Study

2010/11-2011/12 • $188,453 • PI,CO
Increasingly, primary health care providers in Canada are using electronic medical records in their practices. Interest is also rising in the use of the data from electronic medical records for research and monitoring disease in our population. However, little is known about the quality of the...

Social Exclusion, Erasure and the Health of Transgender People: Trans PULSE

2010/11-2011/12 • $167,014 • PI,CO
Transgender, transsexual and transitioned (trans) people represent one of the most marginalized groups in our society. While needs assessments and the handful of research studies published to date have consistently identified numerous and interlocking challenges that trans people experience in...

Chasms and Bridges in the Landscape of Patient-Centred Care for Persons with Chronic Conditions

2011/12 • $24,979 • PI,CO
The proposed Team Program of research will focus on two aspects of chronic disease care in Canada, both of which encompass patient-centred care: the relationship between patient and provider; and the transitions of care. Phase 1 is to identify the chasms and bridges in patient-centred care and...

Optimizing the Use of Electronic Medical Records in Primary Health Care Chronic Disease Management

2011/12 • $23,925 • PI,CO
Electronic medical records (EMRs) are viewed as part of the solution to mitigate the challenge posed by chronic disease in Canada. However, the evidence about the effect of EMR use on chronic disease outcomes is mixed. There are many unanswered questions about EMRs in primary health care chronic...

Creating the Agenda for Tomorrow's Electronic Medical Records in Primary Health Care: CREATE-PHC

2010/11 • $77,038 • PI,CO
The problem this proposal seeks to address is the need to advance the use of electronic medical records (EMRs) in Canadian primary health care. To address this need, we propose a two-phase knowledge translation (KT) plan to act on the issues identified in a previous study we conducted regarding...