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PAST PROJECTS

Patients with Type-2 diabetes mellitus used devices such as blood glucose monitors, blood pressure devices, heart rate monitors, and pedometers to assist with self-management of the disease

PERIPHERAL ARTERIAL DISEASE IN A RURAL POPULATION

This study examined the prevalence of the peripheral arterial disease among rural populations and whether early detection of asymptomatic patients is possible by performing the Ankle-Brachial Index

Identifying the frequency of patients with mild cognitive impairment is important to implement strategies designed to prevent or delay the onset of the disease

COMMUNITY PHARMACY DIABETES COACHING

Gateway aimed to develop a community pharmacy based coaching program facilitated by community pharmacists, to help rural diabetic patients make small beneficial behavioural changes to their lives.

This project investigated the level of health literacy and numeracy of patients in a variety of medical systems

FIRST TRIMESTER BLEEDING IN RURAL WOMEN

This project investigated whether there is dissonance between the priorities of rural women and their health care providers when treating the first trimester bleeding

A project aimed at understanding both the perceived barriers and solution for providing MMT by rural pharmacists

DIRECT PATIENT CARE TRAINING FOR RURAL PHARMACISTS IN MEDICATION MANAGEMENT

Presented at the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists Ontario Branch 64th Annual General Meeting Education Sessions and Awards Program, Toronto ON, on Nov 17, 2012

A tool that can be used by policy makers to minimize bad outcomes and maximize good outcomes for rural residents of Huron County

This was a program aimed at reducing the number of falls for older Goderich Residents who do not have access to a primary health care provider

RURAL WOMEN'S HEALTH SUPPORT INITIATIVE​

A program aimed at growing awareness of and access to local services and resources for a person who is providing support to someone close while maintaining their own wellbeing

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A program aimed at growing awareness of and access to local services and resources for a person who is providing support to someone close while maintaining their own wellbeing

A continuation of the "Connecting Wealth to Health" project. It operated as a community-based education program that provided resources and strategies for managing aging to 487 individuals.

The Lung Health Clinic was provided to poultry farmers to treat COPD through a comprehensive lung education

CONNECTING WEALTH TO HEALTH FOR PRE-RETIREMENT ADULTS

Wealth has been determined to be associated with health outcomes. The project objective was to create an effective community-based financial education for rural dwelling individuals. 2012.

This study examined patient, physician, and support staff attitudes towards implementing an electronic communication protocol and the impact of these services on the physician-patient relationship and practice.  

Gateway's first pilot study! 24 participants over a period of 8 weeks used self-monitoring devices while engaging in new activity habits. There was a demonstrated improvement in clinical outcomes, and physical and mental wellbeing as a result of the intervention. 

Gateway examined whether an ultra-low daily dose of 40 micrograms of Haloperidol could enhance the action of the patient's daily dose of Levodopa over a period of two weeks.

In partnership with AMGH, Gateway conducted a study to help create prescription guidelines for general surgeries to help reduce the amount of overprescription of opioids.

STAKEHOLDER PERCEPTION ON WARFARIN MANAGEMENT

This project looked at the perceptions of patients, physicians, and pharmacists on strategies for monitoring Warfarin

Gateway engaged with rural women in a photo voice research study on the influence of curling club on rural women's health. Participating in the sport was found to have helped build social connections between the women and enhance community integration

SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER (SAD) 

Dr. Craig Hudson performed a study on light therapy for SAD using Yumalite visors purchased by Gateway. Sean Miller, a Toronto entrepreneur, developed these visors which consisted of three LED lights that shine on the wearer’s face in an effort to treat Seasonal Affective Disorder.  

A program to create a team of pharmacists to assess the current wrk environments and create new networks for research, collaboration and communication

This project investigated how the discontinuation of OxyContin has affected older adults pain management

Having contributed over ten years of Healthcare excellence to the rural regions of Southwestern Ontario, we report on the history and success of Gateway Centre of Excellence in Rural Health.

This study examines both the stressors and forms of support healthcare workers experienced during the 2019-2020 period of the COVID-19 pandemic to better understand their unique experience.