Aging, Community and Health Research Group (ACHRU)

McMaster University


News for A Client-Driven Intervention to Support Self-Management among Community-Living Older Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Multiple Chronic Conditions

We’re Delighted to be a Diabetes Action Canada Goal-Directed Group

Published on: July 13, 2018

Learn more about the launch of our new goal-directed program in the latest issue of the Diabetes Action Canada newsletter.

Dr. Maureen Markle-Reid is Building a Brighter World

Published on: April 6, 2018

Dr. Markle-Reid is profiled on McMaster University’s website for research that improves the quality of life for both patients and their caregivers.

Innovative Community-Based Model for Diabetes Care Moves Forward

Published on: March 20, 2018

Drs. Jenny Ploeg, Maureen Markle-Reid, and Ruta Valaitis are pleased to receive $1.8 million in funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), in partnership with Diabetes Action Canada (DAC) and the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) to test their community-based diabetes self-management program.

New JAGS Article: Community-Based Program Improves Quality of Life for Older Adults with Diabetes and Other Chronic Conditions

Published on: December 5, 2017

Older adults with diabetes and other chronic conditions, who participated in the ACHRU’s community-based program, had improved quality of life, reduced depressive symptoms and better self-management with no extra healthcare cost compared to usual care.

The ACHRU’s Latest Article is on Our Self-Managed Community Diabetes Program vs. Usual Care

Published on: February 21, 2017

ACHRU researchers are examining the effectiveness of the Aging, Community and Health Research Unit-Community Partnership Program (ACHRU-CPP), a new 6-month nurse-led program that promotes self-management for older adults with diabetes and other chronic conditions.

Canada Research Chair Seminar: Rapid Review Approaches for Synthesizing Diabetes Care Evidence

Published on: February 17, 2017

Dr. Diana Sherifali, Co-Director, of the McMaster Evidence Review and Synthesis Centre, will present the next Canada Research Chair Seminar on Monday March 6, 2017, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

#WorldDiabetesDay, November 14, 2016

Published on: November 14, 2016

The ACHRU’s latest diabetes publication aligns with the theme of World Diabetes Day 2016 - Eyes on Diabetes – that focuses on promoting the importance of screening to ensure early diagnosis of type 2 diabetes and treatment to reduce the risk of serious complications.

ACHRU Receives Poster of Distinction Award at HQT2016

Published on: October 21, 2016

Congratulations to ACHRU’s Amy Bartholomew and Della Hare from Ross Memorial Hospital on receiving a poster of distinction award at Health Quality Ontario’s Health Quality Transformation (HQT2016).

ACHRU Researchers Are Transforming the Way Diabetes Care is Delivered to Seniors

Published on: October 1, 2016

Drs. Maureen Markle-Reid and Jenny Ploeg developed a model that brings diabetes care for seniors out of the clinic and into the community.

Celebrate Nursing Week 2016 by video on ACHRU key research principles

Published on: May 13, 2016

Did you know one of the key principles of ACHRU research is an inter-professional nurse-led team based approach to patient care? Drs. Maureen Markle-Reid and Jenny Ploeg and the ACHRU research team invite you to celebrate Nursing Week 2016 by watching our video on ACHRU key research principles.


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