CADRE: 12 Years of Accomplishments

by admin admin | Jun 12, 2012

CHSRF officially recognized the efforts and accomplishments of the CADRE program (Capacity for Applied and Developmental Research and Evaluation in Health Services and Nursing) and community at a special reception for attendees of the 2012 CAHSPR Conference. CADRE, a partnership between CHSRF and CIHR/IHSPR, was launched in June 2000 – a trailblazing program to address the critical shortage of research capacity in applied health services and policy research.

Highly attended, the reception attracted more than 200 conference participants, including a mix of current and past CADRE trainees, faculty, directors and staff. Highlights from the reception included speeches by CHSRF President Maureen O’Neil who acknowledged the graduates, leaders and supporters of CADRE, stating that the program has served its purpose well by building lasting partnerships and increasing the use of research evidence to address health system needs, as well as IHSPR Scientific Director, Robyn Tamblyn who recognized the pioneering work of the CADRE Chairs and the Regional Training Centre Leads and looked to the future to identify mechanisms by which the community can continue to support capacity development in health services and policy research as the CADRE program comes to an end.

The reception was emceed by Sam Sheps, Director of the Western Regional Training Centre and included a slideshow of photos from the decade-long program; featuring past and present trainees, staff and events.

A full evaluation of CADRE will be released in the coming months.