Canadian Chronic Disease Awareness and Management Program (C-ChAMP)

Principal investigators :

  • Janusz Kaczorowski MA, PhD | Department of Family and Emergency Medicine at the University of Montreal
  • Lisa Dolovich BScPhm, PharmD, MSc | Research Director and Professor, Department of Family Medicine, McMaster University Scientist & Associate Director, Centre for Evaluation of Medicines, St Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
  • Marie-thérèse Lussier MD, BSc, MSc, FCMFC | Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal
  • Tamara Daly MA, PhD | CIHR Research Chair in Gender, Work & Health Associate Professor, Faculty of Health, York University
  • Simone Dahrouge, PhD | Director of Research and Scientist, C.T. Lamont Primary Health Care Research Centre of the Bruyere Research Institute (Ottawa, Ontario)

Co-Applicants :

  • Farah Ahmad MBBS, MPH, PhD | Associate Professor, School of Health Policy and Management, York University
  • Ricardo Angeles MD, MPH, MHPEd, PhD | Assistant Professor – Adjunct, Department of Family Medicine, McMaster University
  • Michael Paterson BSc, MSc | Lead Researcher at Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and Associate Professor at the Department of Family Medicine, McMaster University
  • Iffath Syed BSc, MPH, PhD Candidate | Doctoral Student at York University’s Graduate Program in Health
  • Angelique Berg | Chief Executive Officer at Hypertension Canada
  • Martine Montigny MD, FRCP Candidate| Cardiologist at the Centre for Health and Social Services in Laval
  • Vasanthi Srinivasan PhD | Founding Interim Executive Director of the Ontario Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) SUPPORT Unit, Lead Researcher at the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC), and Assistant Deputy Minister of the Health Systems Strategy and Policy Division
  • Sheldon Tobe MD, MScCH (HPTE), FRCPC, FACP, FASH | Associate Scientist and Physician at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto
  • Maria Chiu BSc, PhD | Post-doctoral fellow with Public Health Ontario
  • Alexandra Fletcher MSc | McGill University, Family Medicine Research, Department of Experimental Medicine
  • Johanne Goudreau BN, MSc, PhD | Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Continuing Education, University of Montreal, Faculty of Nursing
  • Charlotte Jones PhD | Associate Professor and Endocrinologist at the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta, Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine
  • Lyne Lalonde B.Pharm, PhD | Professor at the University of Montreal, Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Jane South | Director and Professor at the Centre for Health Promotion Research, Institute for Health & Well-being, Leeds Metropolitan University
  • Jean-Claude Tardif MD, FRCPC, FACC, FCAHS | Director of the Montreal Heart Institute Research Centre, and Professor at Université de Montréal, Faculty of Medicine
  • Lehana Thabane BSc, MSc, PhD | Professor and Associate Chair at the Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, McMaster University
  • Karen Tu MSc, MD |Associate Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences in Toronto
  • Danielle Rolfe, RKin (inactive), PhD | Senior Research Associate, CT Lamont Primary Health Care Research Centre, Bruyère Research Institute.

Background :

C-ChAMP builds on the previous research involving the Cardiovascular Health Awareness Program (CHAP) and similar work conducted by our partners and collaborators. This five-year program of research is comprised of a series of interrelated research projects that will facilitate and accelerate the evolution of CHAP into C-ChAMP.

Objective :

To adapt, implement and evaluate in a French speaking community in Québec and a large urban community in Ontario, the Canadian Chronic Disease Awareness and Management Program (C-ChAMP), in order for it to be an ongoing initiative available to all Canadians to significantly improve community and population-based prevention and management of chronic disease.

Methods :

  • To adapt, implement, evaluate, and compare the effectiveness of C-ChAMP models in different settings, including large urban and suburban communities,  French-speaking populations  and ethno cultural community;
  • Target younger populations to enhance prevention and early detection of cardiometabolic disease;
  • Expand the C-ChAMP models by making a greater use of new information technologies;
  • Foster greater involvement of family physicians, community pharmacists, allied health professionals, the general public, local community organizations and public health in program development and implementation;
  • Adapt volunteer recruitment, training and retention strategies to optimally fit with target populations;
  • Identify factors and characteristics at the micro, meso, and macro levels that would contribute to long-term sustainability of the program, including a comprehensive economic evaluation; and
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate knowledge translation and exchange approaches with relevant knowledge users and decision-makers to accelerate the scalability and sustainability of C-ChAMP.