Aging, Community and Health Research Group (ACHRU)

McMaster University


News for Community Assets Supporting Transitions (CAST) - A pragmatic effectiveness-implementation trial to evaluate a hospital-to-home transitional care intervention compared to usual care for older adults with multiple chronic conditions and depressive symptoms

Newly Released: McMaster Health Forum Citizen Brief

Published on: May 19, 2020

Researchers from the Aging, Community and Health Research Unit (ACHRU) collaborated with the McMaster Health Forum on a citizen brief and citizen panel entitled: ‘Engaging Older Adults with Complex Health and Social Needs, and Their Caregivers to Improve Hospital-to-home Transitions in Ontario’.

ACHRU Research Featured in Special CMAJ Supplement

Published on: November 7, 2018

We’re pleased to have our research featured in a special patient-oriented research supplement in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) being released today.

New Research Summary: Evaluating a New Hospital-to-Home Care Program for Older Adults with Depressive Symptoms

Published on: January 23, 2018

Researchers are studying the application and costs of a promising new program for older adults, with multiple chronic conditions (MCC) and depressive symptoms that aims to improve overall health and reduce hospitalization.

Rebecca Ganann Receives Respected Postdoctoral Fellow Leadership Award

Published on: June 1, 2017

We are very proud to announce Rebecca Ganann, is a recipient of the 2017 FHS Research Plenary Postdoctoral Fellow Leadership Award.

Meet our Postdoctoral Fellow Rebecca Ganann

Published on: December 12, 2016

Rebecca Ganann is inspired to involve patients and the public in research and she will have the opportunity to do just that during her Postdoctoral fellowship at the ACHRU.

ACHRU Names an Additional Co-Scientific Director

Published on: October 18, 2016

Dr. Ruta Valaitis is the ACHRU’s newest Co-Scientific Director. She is pleased to join Drs. Maureen Markle-Reid and Jenny Ploeg in leading the research program they founded in 2013.

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