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Cathie Watson






Funding to further patient engagement

Cancer Care Nova Scotia is a leader in patient engagement, and now that leadership is being nationally recognized with a $100,000 research grant – the maximum amount awarded – from the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF).

“For CCNS, patient engagement has always been central to the work we do,” says Chief Operating Officer Theresa Marie Underhill. “We use input from patients to improve our programs, our processes, and our policies.”

That inclusive approach is also central to the Patient Engagement Project (PEP) being funded by CHSRF and it’s one of the reasons Cathie Watson, Chair of the Advisory Group leading the work of the project, was interested in being involved.

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