Global COVID-19 Pandemic Response and Impact Grant Program (Global Co-RIG)
The Besrour Centre for Global Family Medicine (Besrour Centre) at the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), thanks to the generous support of the CFPC’s Foundation for the Advancement of Family Medicine (FAFM) and the Fondation Docteur Sadok Besrour, is seeking proposals for a Global COVID-19 pandemic innovation response for grants up to $50,000 Canadian dollars (CAD). The primary care response to COVID-19 must support innovation that targets and protects highly vulnerable populations that lack access to primary care.
The goal of this initiative is to have the greatest impact for reducing morbidity and mortality associated with COVID-19. The pandemic has put immense pressure on health systems. The family practice innovations that are likely to have a high degree of impact include education innovations, practice innovations, and responses that address equity and inclusion. The request for proposal will contribute to the achievement of how family innovative practice will likely have a high degree of impact in reducing the harms of COVID-19.
Submission Deadline: July 20, 2020, 12:00 P.M. (ET)
For the latest news about the Besrour Centre, read the bimonthly newsletter:
- CFPC Position Statement in Support of the Declaration of Astana
- Developing family practice to respond to global health challenges; The Besrour Papers: a series on the state of family medicine in the world [Canadian Family Physician (CFP) article, August 2017, 63 (8) 602-606]
- Family medicine around the world: overview by region; The Besrour Papers: a series on the state of family medicine in the world (CFP article, June 2017, 63 (6) 436-441)
- Narratives in family medicine: a global perspective; The Besrour Papers: a series on the state of family medicine in the world (CFP article, February 2017, 63 (2) 121-127)
- Approaching a global definition of family medicine; The Besrour Papers: a series on the state of family medicine in the world (CFP article, November 2016, 62 (11) 891-896)
- Lessons learned in global family medicine education from a Besrour Centre capacity-building workshop (abstract from the Education for Primary Care journal, September 2016; 27(5):391-395)
- Achieving competencies in family medicine through continuing professional development (from the Education for Primary Care journal, August 2016; 27(5): 349-350)
- Developing the evidentiary basis for family medicine in the global context: the Besrour Papers; a series on the state of family medicine in the world (CFP article, July 2015, 61 (7) 596-600)
- The Besrour Conferences (CFP article, July 2015, 61 (7) 578-581)
Resources & Links
The Besrour Global Health Forum is an annual forum hosted by the Besrour Centre – the centre for global family medicine at the CFPC. As a hub of collaboration, the Besrour Centre brings together the Canadian family medicine community, global networks, and over 25 countries to advance family medicine globally. It is grounded in the expertise of the CFPC and seeks meaningful global impact through medical education and training, research and quality improvement, and advocacy.
The Besrour Forum is one of the key activities of the Besrour Centre and is the meeting place for over 100 Canadian and international stakeholders to exchange ideas, acquire skills, and co-create solutions for advancing family medicine and primary care around the world.
2020 Besrour Forum
November 4 – 7, 2020 – Winnipeg, Manitoba
Guidelines for abstract submissions
Delegate Prospectus – coming soon
Schedule at a glance – coming soon
2019 Besrour Forum
2018 Besrour Forum
2017 Besrour Forum
“Leading the way to Universal Health Coverage through family medicine: skills for success”
November 7—11, 2017
2016 Besrour Forum
“Harnessing Family Medicine for SDG3”
November 1—6, 2016 [in tandem with the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) World Conference of Family Doctors]
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2015 Besrour Forum
“Family Medicine: at the heart of health systems”
November 11—14, 2015
2014 Besrour Forum
“Innovating for Action: Tools and Strategies to Advance Global Family Medicine”
November 13—15, 2014
Quebec City, Quebec
2013 Besrour Forum
“Strengthening the Foundations”
November 5—8, 2013
Vancouver, British Columbia
2012 Besrour Forum
“Building Capacity in Family Medicine in Low and Middle-Income Countries”
November 9—11, 2012
King City, Ontario
Articles and Videos of Interest
- Attitudes, barriers, and enablers towards conducting primary care research in Banda Aceh, Indonesia: a qualitative research study
- A Comprehensive Assessment of Family Physicians Gender and Quality of Care
- Minding the Gap: Factors Associated With Primary Care Coordination of Adults in 11 Countries. Ann Fam Med 2017;15(2):113-119.
- Faculty development in family medicine education: what is needed?
- Policy Bite – Professor Katherine Rouleau
Written by Professor Katherine Rouleau of the Besrour Centre of the College of Family Physicians of Canada.
“The Government of Canada has recently undertaken a public review and consultation to renew Canada’s international assistance policy and funding framework. The Besrour Centre submitted a response which highlighted the strengthening of global family medicine and primary care as a key element of Canada’s international development policy, and as a key pathway to health equity.”
- Association between continuity of care in general practice and hospital admissions for ambulatory care sensitive conditions: cross sectional study of routinely collected, person level data
- La médecine de famille et la médecine communautaire: une médecine d’avenir (French only)