Inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA) are at the centre of everything we do at Can-SOLVE CKD. These principles, which go hand in hand with patient-oriented research, represent one of the four pillars of Can-SOLVE CKD Phase 2.
At this time, we are forming a working group to assess the state of our IDEA actions and advise on how to enhance our commitment to these principles. We are seeking patient partners, researchers, administrators, and policy-makers interested in this area. Volunteers will come together to advise on a tool to capture the current state of the network’s IDEA practices, analyze the results, and co-develop a plan to address any gaps. The group will also co-write a process paper to share and mobilize the outcomes of its work.
Volunteer roles will be primarily advisory, but members may take on actual work as they are interested and able. We anticipate hiring a graduate student to be a hands-on resource for the work. The group will determine the timing and frequency of meetings. Patient partners will receive honoraria for their participation. We would like to start this work in February and expect it to last six to eight months.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering.