Collaboration Opportunities

The Strategy for Patient Oriented Research (SPOR) Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovation Network (PIHCIN) Programmatic Grants require a Principal Applicant (PA) from at least four different Canadian provinces/territories, as well as patient and knowledge user partners. This page lists applicants searching for cross-jurisdictional collaborators. For more information about these opportunities, please contact

A comparative case study of primary care models for complex multimorbidity patients in Canada
Principal Investigator: Nelly Oelke, School of Nursing, University of British Columbia, Okanagan
Province: BC
Study aim: The overall aim of this study is to explore primary care models in four jurisdictions in Canada. We will address the following objectives: 1) to identify the components of success in these primary care models; 2) to understand how context impacts primary care model development and implementation; and 3) to ascertain the key components of primary care models to achieve better outcomes for patients, providers, and health systems.

This research project is currently looking for patients with two or more chronic conditions (including mental health). Family members/close friends of adult patients with two or more chronic conditions are also welcome to participate. Patients must have experience with the primary care system. Patient or family members will be included as equitable research team members for the project. You will be involved in the design of the study as well as all components of the research if funded. You will also be involved in the dissemination of research results from planning different approaches and patients will also be involved in presenting results at various venues.