Canada’s leading healthcare organizations are a national resource whose unique role in the health system advances research and innovation and solves health challenges of the future. Their successes are reported in mainstream print media sources every day in stories containing information to help improve our health, modernize the health system, show public support for health research, introduce new treatments, and address public health issues. HealthCareCAN‘s Innovation Sensation database, offers you a one-stop shop for this information.

The Innovation Sensation Newsletter

Each month, Starting in September 2016, HealthCareCAN will release a “feature” newsletter that helps shine a light on a special topic in health research





About this project

This project was made possible by a grant from CIHR’s Institute of Aging.

The research and innovation stories in this database come from over 800 national print media sources. Please note that the database may not contain an exhaustive list of all media stories from each organization. Though each article in the database has been classified according to one main research impact, based on its headline, the story may also reflect other impacts. The keyword search will only return results in which the keyword is featured in the headline. Articles in the Innovation Sensation database are provided for information only. This information should not be used to replace the advice of your healthcare provider. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of HealthCareCAN. We do not endorse any products or services through these stories. Where available, you may be able to obtain the story directly from the link. If the link is disabled and you wish to obtain the story, please contact us.


Partners & Sponsors

HealthCareCAN and the project team would like to acknowledge the communications staff at HealthCareCAN member organizations who have provided invaluable advice in the development of this database, and to the Vice Presidents of Health Research who assisted with the initial conceptualization of this project. The project was made possible by the 2012 CIHR Community Outreach Award from the Institute of Aging. Meltwater News is our partner and source of media stories for this project. We are also looking for partners and sponsors to help us grow and maintain the site. Please contact us with any questions, suggestions, ideas or comments.


Project Team

Project Director – Tina Saryeddine, Executive Director, Research & Innovation
Project Coordinator – Claire Samuelson, Policy Analyst and Guide Editor

Database Conceptualization and Graphic Design – Alexandria Rowe, Graphic Design & Member Relations Specialist

Data Preparation and Management – Joyce Davy, Senior Administrative Assistant
News Clipping Service – Lee Haines & Steve Herrington, Meltwater News

The Association of Canadian Academic Healthcare Organizations and the Canadian Healthcare Association merged on January 1, 2014, to form a dynamic new national health organization. Now known as HealthCareCAN, our mission and vision are aspirational and optimistic and embody what we can accomplish together to improve organizational and health system outcomes.

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