The RRISIQ prioritizes four major strategic themes for the 2022-2024 period.
1. Empowerment and care experiences
Projects carried out under this theme focus on developing and evaluating innovative interventions or practices aimed at promoting sustainable health for individuals, families, or communities. These interventions or innovative practices may aim, for example, at maintaining or enhancing autonomy or empowerment in the prevention and management of acute or chronic health problems, monitoring or managing signs and symptoms, detecting signs of deterioration of a chronic health problem, and integrating a care plan into the daily routine.
2. Health and well-being of caregivers
Projects carried out under this theme deal with developing and evaluating innovative interventions or practices aimed at caregivers and family members. These interventions and innovative practices can target, for example, the psychological health of caregivers, their well-being, and the presence of symptoms of anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, or fatigue. In addition to caregivers, projects may also aim to support family caregivers, reduce their sense of burden, and improve their psychological health.
3. Healthy and safe care and living environments
Projects carried out under this theme focus on developing and evaluating innovative interventions or practices aimed at care and living environments. These interventions or innovations may target, for example, the intention to leave one's environment or profession, the safety of environments, the attraction and retention of healthcare personnel, the stability and support of existing teams, and training and ongoing professional development.
4. Implementation of innovations
Projects carried out under this theme focus on developing knowledge related to the use of methods and theories relevant to the proposal of innovative interventions or practices adapted to the people and environments for which they are intended. The knowledge developed may relate, among other things, to the linking of empirical results and the expertise of stakeholders in the field, the triangulation of methodological approaches, the use of innovative approaches (e.g., hybrid, pragmatic, or alternative approaches), and the development of new methods, the triangulation of methodological approaches, the use of innovative designs (e.g., hybrid, pragmatic, realistic evaluation), the evaluation of indicators related to the implementation process as well as to the targeted results, the proposal of implementation strategies related to the barriers and facilitators identified during implementation, as well as the evaluation of the efficiency, in terms of cost and health results, of interventions or innovative practices.