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Recent News and Updates

RPI Welcomes New Consultant Richard Buote (4/26/2024) - RPI is excited to welcome a new consultant to the team, Richard Buote. Richard brings strong expertise in health services and policy research and evaluation, as well as experience working in the health system and with academia. Richard has a PhD from Memorial University in Community Health and Humanities. Richard looks forward to building collaborative […]
RPI Supporting Government Consultations on Improving the Workers’ Compensation System and Protecting Workers from Harassment (11/13/2023) - RPI has been engaged by the Nova Scotia Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration to support the Province in gathering input from Nova Scotians on improving the workers’ compensation system and preventing harassment in the workplace. The consultations are taking place from November 14 to December 8 and methods include in-person and virtual sessions as […]
Creating Communities of Care Podcast (7/4/2023) - Clare Levin, RPI Partner, is the project evaluator for the Creating Communities of Care (CCC) project. RPI staff have worked with CCC over the last two years. As our involvement in the work comes to a close, we are pleased to share the newly created podcast about the important work of CCC. The first three […]
RPI Certified as a Women-Owned Business (5/1/2023) - RPI is now certified as a women-owned business by WEConnect International. The four criteria for this are ownership, management, control and independence. Businesses that meet the criteria are determined to be at least 51% owned, as well as managed and controlled by one or more women. RPI is 100% owned, managed and controlled by women. WEConnect […]
RPI Evaluates Community Pharmacy Pilot Projects (1/3/2023) - RPI has been engaged by the Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia to complete evaluations of two different demonstration projects that test how care is provided in community pharmacies in Nova Scotia. The Optimize my Medications project is focused on pharmacist support for deprescribing some medications. The Collaborative Hypertension Management Project supports management of patients with […]
RPI to Assist in Developing a Vision for Supporting Family Medicine Research in Canada (10/31/2022) - The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine (FAFM) is undertaking a discovery and visioning process for family medicine research in Canada. To advance this work, Research Power Inc. and Dalhousie Family Medicine are working with the CFPC and FAFM to study the research landscape within Canada and […]
Clare Levin engaged as Evaluation Mentor for Roots of Hope Nova Scotia (9/1/2022) - RPI Partner Clare Levin has been engaged by Nova Scotia Health as the Formative and Summative Evaluation Mentor for Roots of Hope Nova Scotia. Roots of Hope is a multi-site, community-led project created by the Mental Health Commission of Canada that aims to reduce the impacts of suicide within communities. Suicide prevention interventions are implemented based […]
RPI to Evaluate Blended Capitation Pilot Project in Nova Scotia (6/10/2022) - Research Power Inc. has been engaged by the Department of Health and Wellness to evaluate a pilot project of the blended capitation funding model, a different way to pay family doctors. The model is designed to encourage more team-based care and to make it easier for patients to get the care they need, when and where […]
Evaluation Challenges and Solutions – a Resource Guide (5/19/2022) - This guide is based on information collected during delivery of the course Evaluation Training for Physical Activity Practitioners. The course was a virtual training in evaluation for people working in the physical activity sector (in areas such as sport, recreation, health promotion) across Canada. It was developed and delivered in 2021 and 2022 by Clare […]
Evaluation Training for Physical Activity Practitioners Course (5/19/2022) - Clare Levin, RPI Partner, developed and delivered evaluation training for physical activity practitioners across Canada on behalf of the Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute (CFLRI) throughout 2021 and 2022. This 5-session virtual training course included both synchronous (live online meetings) and asynchronous (e.g., videos, supplementary materials) learning opportunities. Almost 200 physical activity practitioners across […]