FORGE AHEAD is a five-year program (2013-2017) that will develop and evaluate community-driven, culturally relevant, primary healthcare models that enhance chronic disease management and appropriate access to available services in First Nations communities across Canada. The program ensures culturally appropriate implementation and integrates knowledge translation by involving relevant stakeholders throughout the entire program.
The FORGE AHEAD research program incorporates a series of 10 inter-related and progressive projects designed to foster community-driven initiatives with type 2 diabetes mellitus as the action disease. Projects include both community & clinical readiness consultations, development of a diabetes registry & surveillance system, quality improvement activities, cost-analysis, and development of scale-up tool-kits.
Assess the current healthcare delivery, funding models, and best practices used in First Nations communities in Canada.
Explore Our Program
FORGE AHEAD on ADA TV
Learn about the foundation of FORGE AHEAD in this clip shown at the American Diabetes Association 75th Scientific Symposium.
FORGE AHEAD Team
Meet our multi-disciplinary team of community leaders, healthcare providers and organizational partners from across the country.
Our Funding Partners
This program has been generously supported by The Canadian Institutes of Health Research, The Lawson Foundation and AstraZeneca Canada Inc.