It took Gloria Stoney five days to get medivaced from her home in Peawanuck to Toronto General Hospital this October when she started experiencing serious cardiac symptoms. She returned home at the end of November.
A new 5-year agreement with Weeneebayko Area Health Authority will support the cardiovascular needs of James and Hudson Bay communities with a focus on direct care and remote management, so that patients like Gloria can access high-quality care close to home.
TRANSFORM HF is proud to work with the CHF Alliance and HeartLife Foundation to offer a free MasterClass for patient partners on engaging in research.
This MasterClass has been designed to train those with lived experience of cardiovascular conditions to be active members of research teams while building a national community of engaged patient partners.
TRANSFORM HF co-lead Dr. Heather Ross (Head, Division of Cardiology UHN-SHS) led a team to Moosonee and Moose Factory in May to continue to deepen our partnership with Weeneebayko Area Health Authority.
Following a COVID-imposed hiatus, the collaboration to address heart failure in the Weeneebayko region was renewed with a visit consisting of in-person clinics, community outreach, and a sharing circle.
In recognition of the importance of increasing patient agency in heart failure research, TRANSFORM HF hosted a workshop to introduce and contextualize principles and practices to engage people with lived experience in research.
This recorded workshop will help viewers understand the history and evidence for patient engagement and partnership in research, learn principles and best practices for high-quality engagement, and explore applications in heart failure research in our current Canadian research landscape.