COVID-19 Pandemic Response and Impact Grant Program (Co-RIG) – Phase I

The Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine (FAFM) at the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the CMA Foundation (CMAF) are pleased to announce the recipients of Co-RIG Program funding in Phase I.

This initial grant program invited short-term innovations with the capacity to maximize the effectiveness of care for patients while guarding the safety of health workers, and to generate rapid and measurable benefits to the patient community in Canada. The Co-RIG Adjudication Committee evaluated more than 130 proposed innovations with a broad range of applications in family medicine.


Project Title Primary Applicant
A randomized controlled internal pilot trial to investigate the effectiveness of self proning and repositioning in outpatients with COVID-19 Dr. Roisin McElroy
Assisting family physicians with gaps in mental health care generated by the COVID-19 pandemic Dr. Mark Yaffe
Caring Community: expanding integrated community care in partnership with patients and citizens to support homeless populations during the COVID-19 pandemic Dr. Antoine Boivin
Contact and monitoring pathway for frail older adults during COVID-19 Dr. Henry Siu
COVID-19 Primary Care Integrated Pathway Dr. Fariba Aghajafari
COVID Alert Risk Evaluation and Management (CARE) Dr. Aaron Orkin
Development of an innovative, evidence-based virtual concussion exam for family physicians Dr. Sharon Johnston
Extended Primary Care at Home Dr. Derelie Mangin
First Nation-Led lntegrated Primary Care Coordination for COVID-19 Testing, Isolation, and Tracking Dr. Lynden Crowshoe
Improving prescribing of medications at the end-of-life in long-term care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic Dr. Peter Tanuseputro
Infrastructure for Rapid Access to COVID-19 data from Canadian Electronic Medical Records Dr. Noah Crampton
LGBTQ migrant health clinic and outreach program in Montreal Dr. Vania Jimenez
Primary Care – Community agency collaborative COVID response to Social Determinants of Health Dr. Annalee Coakley
Redesigning Primary Care to Deliver Integrated, Urgent Mental Health and Addictions Services Outside of the Emergency Department during COVID-19 Dr. Mohammed Hussain
Telehealth case management in primary care: an innovation in response to services disruption for patients with complex needs Dr. Catherine Hudon