|| Assistant Deputy Minister cites Innovation Cell research in address
| Problem Addressed
|| Caregiver burden, i.e., the overall physical, emotional and financial costs of caregiving, has been recognized as a priority problem by the Long-Range Scenario Planning Unit, Health System Strategy Division.
| Action Undertaken
|| We built a real-time data capture technology tool to curate public attitudes toward informal caregiving. Our goal was to gather the voices of patients and caregivers online to understand people’s perceptions, over time, on caregiving issues with a view to finding low-cost solutions to the problems identified.
| Impact Achieved
|| This work is influencing the way decision-makers conceive of and address caregiver issues facing our healthcare system, initially by supporting analysis for a keynote address by the Assistant Deputy Minister before decision makers which discussed low-cost, no-cost, and low-tech approaches to alleviating caregiver burden. As of April 23, 2010, the talk entitled “The Day we Stop Caring” by the Assistant Deputy Minister (given May 13, 2009) had been viewed viewed 2,557 times and the slide deck had been downloaded 21,566 times by healthcare administrators, the public and by decision-makers across Canada.
|| Caregiver Burden, Policy Innovation
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