The CSRIO Program has been designed to identify, develop, and implement solutions to improve cancer screening in underserved populations.
At a population level, effective and efficient cancer screening can reduce the detrimental impact of the disease on health outcomes while simultaneously alleviating pressure on an already overburdened health system. Much effort has been placed into the development of guidelines and public awareness campaigns to promote screening for the most common types of cancer (e.g. breast, colon, prostate and cervical cancers). However, screening rates vary across population groups, as do risk factors, cancer relevance, health outcomes, and the burden of the disease.
In response to the high impact that effective and efficient screening can have on health outcomes and health system sustainability, Alberta Innovates has partnered with Alberta Health (AH) to deliver the Cancer Screening Research and Innovation Opportunity (CSRIO), with a specific emphasis on improving cancer screening processes and rates, particularly for underserved populations.
Stream II: Solution Implementation
For applicants seeking to test the implementation of a solution to a defined gap in cancer screening in underserved populations.
- Deadline: August 30, 2019
- Term: Up to 24 months
- Funding: Up to $750,000