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Active Projects

Alberta Family Integrated Care (FICare™; © 2019 Karen Benzies)

In Alberta, one in every twelve babies is born preterm. Alberta Family Integrated Care (FICare™; © 2019 Karen Benzies ) is a model of care that integrates parents in the care of their preterm baby in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).


This project will identify and prioritize research questions that parents and health care providers have regarding the health and development of children from conception to age 24 months. The goal is to transform the top 10 research priorities highlighted by parents and healthcare providers into research projects that can impact health and social services for families.

CUPS COVID-19 Practice Adaptations

Socially vulnerable populations are at greater risk of poor outcomes, especially at times of increased stress and adversity. As a result, when larger stressors such as the COVID-19 pandemic occur, socially vulnerable individuals and families are more negatively impacted in the short- and long-term than the general population.

The goal of this study to find out more about the impact of COVID-19 on the most vulnerable Calgarians and the staff that continue to ‘step up’ to support them.  

To learn about our completed projects, click here.