Current Action Teams & Closed Teams

Current Action Teams & Closed Teams

May 2016

As has been previously communicated, due to the demonstrated successes of the network and the generosity of MSFHR, funding for the network through its initial award was extended to a current end date of May 31, 2016. At this juncture we are pleased to announce that the network will transition to become the communications platform for the emerging BC SUPPORT Unit (BC Support for People and Patient-Oriented Research and Trials Unit),  a multi-partner organization transitioning from start-up phase to regular operations, preparing to support, streamline and increase patient-oriented research throughout BC.

Read more about our transition here:

►Closed Teams' details are below

What are current Action Teams?

InspireNet Action Teams bring groups of members together on specific areas of interest in health services research. If you are curious about current open InspireNet Action Teams and might want to join one, the links below provide a summary of each team's area of interest and activity.

To learn more about Action Teams:

For details about how Action Teams and their Electronic Communities of Practice (eCoPs) are formed and operate, please visit the Actions Team Page. The information provided there will also help you to form your own Action Team if you see an area of interest not already developed. 

Current InspireNet Action Teams (open to all members):

e-health, e-technologies and Informatics & Nursing Informatics Student Journal Club
       Leaders: Noreen Frisch, Elizabeth Borycki
First Nations Health
        Leaders: Denise Thomas
HEARR: Healthcare Education and Research Rounds
        Leader: Aggie Black
Healthy Workplace Climate
        Leader: Maura MacPhee
Interdisciplinary Public Health Club (IPHC)
        Leaders: David Kim, Stephan Saad
iPANEL: Initiative for a Palliative Approach in Nursing: Evidence & Leadership
        Leader: Ami Bitschy
Nurse Educators’ Scholarship
        Leaders: Penny Cash, Betty Tate
New Grad Transition to Professional Practice
        Leaders: Tracy Lust, Heather Straight
(No longer active) Optimal utilization of advanced practice nursing roles
        Leader: Linda Sawchenko
Practice-Based Research
        Leaders: Aggie Black
        Leaders: Maura MacPhee, Jae-Young Kwon, Mariana Veiga, Tom Ying

Other teams:

Knowledge to Action Team
        Leaders: Grace Mickelson, Anastasia Mallidou

This team is open to InspireNet members who may want to learn more about how the KTA Core Team is working on KT initiatives. More information is available here.

To Join a Team:

If you'd like to join a team, login to the website, select the My Teams tab, and select the team you want to join from the blue box in the left hand navigation ("Please add me to…")


Some InspireNet Action Teams hold educational webinars via webconferencing (using Cisco WebEx). Forthcoming webinars are listed on the homepage at, along with instructions about how to join an Action Team (necessary to access webinars and their recordings).

Tips for connecting to WebEx webinars are available here:

Closed teams:

For more information about how closed teams are formed, click here.

Information about a team can be obtained by contacting the Team Leader(s).

2014 Ethel Johns Nursing Research Forum Planning Team
       Leader: Aggie Black (Providence Health Care)
►Academic Health Science Network
       Leader: Ellen Chesney (PHSA)
►BC Baby Friendly Network
       Leaders: Janet Walker, Lani Wittman (PHSA)
BC Lab Educators
       Leader: Yujin Lim (Langara)
BCLM Clinical Informatics Forum
       Leader: Leanne Currie (UBC)
BCNU/HEABC/Health Authorities Team
       Leader: Maura MacPhee (UBC)
Canadian Association for Nurses in Hemophilia Care Research Group (CANHC)
       Leader: Leanne Currie (UBC)
Cardiac Triage BC
       Leaders: Linda Axen (Northern Health), Berna Chesters (Island Health)
Collegial Partnerships Research
       Leaders: Betty Tate (North Island College), Penny Cash (UBC Okanagan)
CPD-OC Research Challenge
       Leader: Chantelle Recsky (Providence Health Care)
Educational EHR
       Leader: Noreen Frisch (UVic)
Educator Pathway
       Leaders: Angela Wolff (Fraser Health), Barb Lawrie (Vancouver Coastal Health)
Elder Friendly Interdisciplinary Clinical Learning Unit Working Group
       Leaders: Mary Kjorven, Danielle Cameron, Katrina Plamondon (Interior Health)
EVIP Innovations (EVIP-In): Enhancing Evidence Informed Practice (EVIP) Among Point-of-Care Nurses in Interior Health
       Leader: Katrina Plamondon (Interior Health)
Health Services Researcher Pathway
       Leaders: Sherry Hamilton (PHSA), Noreen Frisch (UVic)
Interprofessional Collaborative Practice
       Leader: Debbie Mcdougall (PHSA)
Intimate partner violence shared decision aid
       Leader: Leanne Currie (UBC)
IResCo-SR Team
      Leader: Anastasia Mallidou (UVic)

Leadership and Health System Re-Design
       Principal Investigator: Graham Dickson (RRU)
Nurse-to-nurse Report Research Team
       Leader: Katrina Plamondon (Interior Health)
►Nursing Practice in Rural and Remote Canada II (RRNII)
      Leader: Martha MacLeod (UNBC)
►Nutrition & Aging
      Leader: Anastasia Mallidou (UVic)
Optimizing residential LTC facilities in BC
      Leader: Anastasia Mallidou (UVic)
PLACES: Placements for Learners - Assessing Capacity and Effectiveness of Clinical Sites
      Leaders: Angela Wolff (Fraser Health), Leanne Currie (UBC)
Practice Education Models – Ambulatory Care
      Leader: Grace Mickelson (PHSA)
Providence Health Care Practice-Based Research Challenge
      Leader: Aggie Black (Providence Health Care)
RAI Data Analysis
       Leader: Anastasia Mallidou (UVic)
Research Competencies Assessment Instrument for Nurses (R-CAIN)
      Leader: Anastasia Mallidou (UVic)
Schools of Nursing Joanna Briggs Institute
      Leaders: Karen MacKinnon, Lynne Young (UVic)
Separation Anxiety
      Leaders: Sarah Rourke (Fraser Health), Brianne Bourdon and Ruth Stevens
 Leader: Jennifer Cordeiro (UBC)
Towards Integrated Care Using a Risk Model in Rural and Small Urban Communities: A Pilot Study of Older Adults with Atrial Fibrillation
       Principal Investigator: Kathy Rush (UBC Okanagan)
Vancouver Coastal Health Practice-Based Research Challenge
        Leader: Aggie Black (Vancouver Coastal Health)
Western Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative (WCIHC) Research Team
        Leaders: Grace Mickelson (PHSA), Lesley Bainbridge (UBC)
WHISP-OH (Women's Health Initiative Supporting Pregnancy - Oral Health)
        Leader: Lenora Marcellus (UVic)

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