Although strict adherence with infection control practices is needed to curb the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in nursing centers, most facilities only have one staff member with specialized infection control training, the infection preventionist. In early 2021, the Connecticut Department of Public Health asked a team of Q&I researchers to create and pilot test a program for nursing homes to extend infection preventionists’ expertise throughout their facilities.
One of two Q&I training and infrastructure initiatives, the IMPACT Collaboratory provides training and grant funding to expand capacity for pragmatic research and propel efficacious non-drug dementia interventions to full-scale trials.
Funder: National Institute on Aging
PI: Vince Mor (Q&I) and Susan Mitchell (Hebrew SeniorLife)
One of two Q&I training and infrastructure initiatives, LeaRRn provides funding and training opportunities to support expanded national capacity for research conducted in partnership with learning health systems.
Funder: National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
PI: Linda Resnik, PT, PhD, FAPTA (Brown University)
The National Institute on Aging has awarded a $1.4 million grant to a research team based at Brown University and Hebrew SeniorLife to partner with Walgreens to add customer data to a massive monitoring system of the long-term safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccination for Medicare beneficiaries.
Interested nursing centers can implement Q&I's infection control shift coaching program. The program is designed to strengthen adherence to infection control practices by fostering a “see something, say something” culture, modeled by the infection preventionist and a team of shift coaches.
Interviews with nursing center staff participating in the first year of the Music & Memory trial highlight how the personalized music program helps -- and where there are opportunities to streamline implementation, information that is informing the research team's plans.
Training Workshop and Retreat: Building Skills to Conduct Embedded Pragmatic Clinical Trials Among People Living with Dementia and Their Care Partners
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 from 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM ET
Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 10:00 am - 4:30 PM ET
Applications are now open until January 15, 2021 @ 5 PM ET