Projects

  • E-mental health in primary care: Evaluation of the current practice and future needs to support the general practitioners.
    2016
    General Practitioners (GPs) have a significant role in the provision of primary mental health care in Canada however, there is evidence to suggest that the current health care system does not provide the appropriate support for GPs to perform this task.
  • The fundamental association between mental health and life satisfaction - Results from a 600,000 Canadian participant survey
    2016
    While mental health is a fundamental aspect of overall health, few studies report on the association between mental health and life satisfaction. A one-item life satisfaction question is often used as a measure in economic and social sciences as an indicator of societal well-being. This study’s objective was to determine how mental health is correlated to life satisfaction in the Canadian population.
  • Effect of income assistance on substance use and psychiatric emergency admission rates in Vancouver
    2015
    This study will undertake a retrospective analysis of the emergency department admissions to evaluate temporal patterns in relation to income assistance cheque issue dates. Anonymized emergency department data gathered from April 2005 to March 2013 from St. Paul’s Hospital and Mount Saint Joseph Hospital in Vancouver will be analyzed.
  • Collective Impact Phase 1 Study
    2015
    Collective Impact (CI) is a methodology that aims to build progress through the use of a long term, collaborative approach. The Collective Impact Phase 1 project will involve working with a wide group of partners and stakeholders to help shift the Vancouver MH&A system from a continual crisis response to improvements in coordination, integration, planning and data driven decision making. The goal of Phase 1 is to closely assess the readiness of MH&A service systems to adopt a CI approach. Phase 1 will be undertaken over 8 months, culminating in the determination of the readiness of the MH&A sector to establish a 3-5 year CI initiative by the projects Strategic Advisory Group.
  • Innovation in Mental Health Service Delivery in Vancouver, British Columbia
    2015
    This project will examine an innovative, cost-effective model of service delivery for community mental health services. The program of interest, called the Psychiatric Urgent Care Program, was developed by a group of expert clinicians in collaboration with the Mood Disorders Association of British Columbia (MDABC).