How to scale up and sustain assistive technologies by leveraging policy partnerships
October 15 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
In this presentation we will discuss how our implementation science team is working with policymakers, i.e., the BC Ministry of Health and provincial health authorities, to examine the scale up, spread and sustainability of assistive technologies (ATs) for older adults and their caregivers in the province. In particular, we will highlight how policy partners:
- Supported and enabled the research team
- Had a direct impact on improving the assessment and evaluation of innovative ATs for older adults
- Helped the appropriate implementation of ATs in home and community-care settings.
Speaker: Dr. Karen Kobayashi, Professor/ Associate Dean, University of Victoria