2021 Health System Impact Fellowship Recipient
Marianne Saragosa is a doctoral student at the University of Toronto in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation.
She received a Health System Impact Fellowship from the Canadian Institute of Health Research to study with VHA for the 2021-2022 academic year to examine care transitions among home care clients.
“Home care clients tend to be an understudied population, and yet, many require complex care and support while in their home environments,” she says. “Through my PhD work and connecting with VHA for support with recruitment, I became more aware of VHA as an organization and saw how my research was aligned with VHA’s strategic vision of connected systems,” shares Marianne. “By engaging home care clients with prior care transition experiences and their care partners and providers, we want to better understand preceding factors to these movements between settings and potential solutions to avoid or reduce transitions.”