The CEPPP is collaborating with the Quebec Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) Support Unit by co-developing a provincial strategy on partnership with patients and the public geared towards researchers in primary care.

The research Strategy in partnership with patients and the public aims to develop an expertise hub for the province of Quebec to develop patient partnership research methodologies. This Strategy is developed with the support of the four réseaux universitaires intégrés de santé (RUIS) in Quebec, as well as members of the public, including caregivers, citizens, and members of the community. The general objective of the Strategy is to support partnership with patients and the public in health and social services research in Quebec.   

Research today is not always informed by the experiences of users and their families. Recent studies, however, show that the co-construction of research projects with patients and citizens results in improved priority-setting, which often translates into a greater clinical adoption of health discoveries and innovations. One of the main objectives of this project is to enable primary care research teams in Quebec to conduct health research projects in partnership with patients and the public. With this project, the CEPPP aims to support the Quebec SPOR Support Unit’s mission: to transform clinical and organisational practices by enabling the integration of patient-oriented research in health care and services.