The Digital Health Research Accelerator Grant

The Digital Health Research Accelerator Grant aims to accelerate clinical implementation of digital health research. These grants support researchers as they test the feasibility of their project in the clinical context, assemble the required partners, develop clinical and operational evidence, and create a plan for sustainability and scale. The first round of funding was awarded in 2021 thanks to support from the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Stay tuned for an announcement of the next round of funding in fall 2022!

Congratulations to the 2021 grant recipients

Dr. Patricia Janssen - “Smart Parent: Teaching Parenting by Texting”
Co-Investigators: Wendy Hall; Julie Bettinger; Nichole Fairbrother; Mariana Brussoni; Louise Masse; Sarah Munro; Tim Oberlander

Dr. Matthias Görges - “REACHOUT-NexGEN: a virtual care platform for peer-led mental health support in adolescents with type 1 diabetes”
Co-investigators: Tricia Tang; Shazhan Amed; Joseph Leung

Dr. Kathryn Armstrong - “Using clinical digital messaging to improve pediatric congenital heart disease patient care; health outcomes; patient satisfaction; facilitators and barriers to implementation”
Co-investigators: Richard Lester; Astrid de Souza; Jim Potts

Dr. Tim Oberlander - “Visualizations of real time smartphone data to support youth living with chronic pain”
Co-investigators: Karon MacLean; Louise Masse; Liisa Holsti; Hal Siden