RAPP mobilizes its research knowledge through an integrated knowledge mobilization process and a strategic communication plan. This ensures that knowledge created is shared beyond academia and is used “for the public good.”
Governments, service providers, and not-for-profit agencies use our research to inform policies, improve practices and programs, and advocate for better support for older adults and family/friend caregivers. The media often interview members of our team to help inform the public of issues associated with aging and family/friend care. Below are examples of our knowledge mobilization in the last year.
Recent academic articles
- Valuing the contributions of family caregivers to the Care Economy, in Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 2023 [Open Access]
- Technology and care in Canada book chapter in the edited book Care Technologies for Ageing Societies: An International Comparison, 2023
- Sustainable care: theorising the well-being of caregivers to older persons, in International Journal of Care and Caring, 2021 [Open Access]
- Trajectories of family care over the life course: evidence from Canada, in Aging & Society, 2020 [Open Access]
- Caregivers’ failure to thrive: A case for health and continuing care systems transformation, in Healthcare Management Forum, 2020 [Open Access]
- The care capacity goals of family carers and the role of technology in achieving them, in BMC Geriatrics, 2020 [Open Access]
- The cost of caring: out-of-pocket expenditures and financial hardship among Canadian carers, in International Journal of Care and Caring, 2020
- Critical human ecology and global contexts of rural ageing chapter in edited book Rural Gerontology: Towards Critical Perspectives on Rural Ageing (2021)
Top 5 most-read articles in 2019 and 2020
Three of our recent articles were among the TOP 5 most-read articles published in 2019 and 2020 in the International Journal of Care and Caring.
- The positive effects of caring for family carers of older adults: a scoping review (2020)
- Towards sustainable family care: using goals to reframe the user-centred design of technologies to support carers (2019)
- Life course trajectories of family care (2019)
Recent blog posts
- Insights on retaining employed family caregivers in your talent pool in collaboration with the Vanier Institute of the Family
- Family Day imagery neglects family caregivers’ care work; it needs to be valued in The Conversation Canada, academic rigor with journalistic flair
- How can we sustain family caregivers capacity to care? What caregivers need and how technology can help provide it, in BMC Geriatrics.
- Using technology to support caregivers of persons with dementia in The Conversation Canada, academic rigor with journalistic flair.
- Recognizing carers in Canada and understanding their barriers to technology adoption in AGE-WELL’s Policy Innovation Hub APPTA Ideas
- Employed caregivers in Canada – May 2023
- Value of family caregiving in Canada, February 2022
- NEW Caregivers in Alberta: Economic costs and contributions and NEW Caregivers in Alberta: Impact on well-being – December 2021
- Caregivers’ experiences with technology: How does technology help caregivers – April 2021
- Improving caregivers every day lives through digital technology – April 2020
- Caregivers in Alberta: Economic costs and contributions and Caregivers in Alberta: Impact on well-being infographics – May 2019
- Caregivers in Nova Scotia: Economic costs and contributions, and Caregivers in Nova Scotia: impact on well-being – January 2020
- Caregivers in Quebec: Economic costs and contributions, and Caregivers in Quebec: impact on well-being – May 2020
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