SOAR: Pathway to Wellness
SOAR Community & Organizational Healthcare Partners
The SOAR: Pathway to Wellness Program (2017-2019) is a community-driven program aimed at improving the health and health equity of Indigenous peoples living with diabetes. Indigenous communities and their local healthcare organizations have formed a partnership with Western University’s Diabetes Research Team to adapt and strengthen the effectiveness and scalability of a diabetes quality improvement (QI) program. This QI Program includes QI training, coaching and tools to support community-designed initiativesto improve the quality of diabetes care and well-being of community members.
Four core objectives of SOAR:
Engage community partners and key stakeholders to support meaningful participation and leadership
- Review, improve and adapt the diabetes quality improvement strategy with community partners
- Evaluate the effectiveness of the adapted diabetes quality improvement strategy
- Develop community-driven plans for sustainability and scale-up for the adapted diabetes quality improvement strategy
SOAR Program Overview:
Watch the overview of the SOAR Program and learn more about its core objectives and guiding principles.
First Nations Diabetes Surveillance System (FNDSS) Overview
Providing a secure, centralized and easily accessible web-based system to track and monitor trends in diabetes rates over time in First Nations communities.
Updates & Announcements
SOAR: Pathway to Wellness | Workshop #3 February 27 & 28, 2019
The SOAR Program third Indigenous Quality Improvement Workshop over videoconference will be held February 27 & 28, 2019. The Workshop will bring together four Indigenous community partners from four provinces to exchange and develop strategies for improving diabetes prevention and management. To learn more about SOAR, please contact Harsh Zaran.
Our Funding Partners
This program has been generously supported by The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and AstraZeneca Canada Inc.