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Current Projects

To create a strong knowledge translation strategy, the Hospital Volunteerism Knowledge Network has two projects currently underway:

Online Resource Clearinghouse
Updated regularly and housed on Bridgepoint's website, this resource base provides links to public research resources, program descriptions and materials developed by network members.

Hospital Volunteerism Innovation Forum
Bridgepoint will host a second Hospital Volunteerism Innovation Forum prior to Volunteer Week 2015. As a follow-up to the first forum in April 2014, this event will bring together thought leaders, researchers and practitioners to discuss key topics of interest.

Past Projects

Innovation Forum: Volunteerism 2.0

On April 10, 2014 Bridgepoint hosted a Research Innovation Forum highlighting the shifting societal perspectives on Volunteerism. The evening included a panel presentation, where Co-Chair Catherine Barbaro discussed the Knowledge Network and Leadership Council. Another highlight was Co-Chair Michelle Nelson's discussion on Bridgepoint's research program and its alignment with the Network. The event successfully engaged over 50 audience members and sparked anticipation for the next forum.



 Delphi study

Patient Centred Volunteerism: Identifying Research Priorities using A Modified Delphi Approach

In November 2014, the Leadership Council recently completed a Delphi Study. The study's purpose was to identify and prioritize common issues, questions or concerns between the partnering organizations regarding hospital volunteerism. Identifying common topics of interest will inform a research agenda, supporting the identification of promising practice volunteer programs for improved patient experience and patient outcomes. Read the full study.

World Stroke Congress Presentation

The world's leading stroke experts recently gathered at the World Stroke Congress in Istanbul, Turkey to discuss the latest developments, innovative approaches and best practices in stroke care. Bridgepoint Research Scientist and Knowledge Network Co-Chair Michelle Nelson was there to share and discuss findings from her recent study. 

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