Health Research Strategy for BC Survey

Dear BC KT CoP Members,

I wanted to bring you up to speed on MSFHR’s activities to date with respect to the development of a health research strategy for BC. As you may be aware, the Foundation was endorsed to facilitate the process; a preliminary planning phase in fall 2012 included the establishment of an advisory board, reference group and planning team, and resulted in key informant interviews and the identification of five emerging strategic directions.

The past few months have seen us embark on a consultation process to solicit feedback from stakeholders. We completed preliminary scoping of each of five strategic directions with rationale, current status (existing initiatives, gaps), and possible actions under each (a direction description) and collated this information into a discussion document. Following that we hosted five focus sessions (one for each strategic direction) where different perspectives were brought to bear on the initial scoping of each direction to both refine these further and begin to provide input on the relevance and feasibility of the actions identified.

We are now ready to launch the third phase of our consultation process for BC health research strategy – an online survey. We have taken the feedback from focus sessions held a few weeks ago and used the insights and common themes that emerged to shape a survey that will help us solicit feedback from a broader group of stakeholders.

The survey will be open from May 29 through June 12. In particular, we are looking for feedback from health researchers, research users, and research supporters. Please take a moment to complete the survey yourself and feel free to pass the link along to anyone else you feel should complete it.

Direct link to survey: http://fluidsurveys.com/s/bc-health-research-strategy/

Gayle Scarrow
Manager, Knowledge Translation

www.msfhr.org