Dr. Ploeg is a professor at McMaster University's School of Nursing. Her primary research interests include evaluation of community health services for older adults and their caregivers; best practice guideline implementation, sustainability and spread; evidence-informed practice; health promotion and disease prevention; and qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research. In 2013, Dr. Ploeg, Dr. Markle-Reid and an interdisciplinary research team of investigators, clinicians, trainees and collaborators from across Canada, were awarded a combined $5.8 million to fund the new Aging, Community and Health Research Unit (ACHRU). The research program will develop and evaluate innovative, community-based primary health care interventions to promote optimal aging at home for older adults with multiple chronic conditions (MCC) and to support their family caregivers.
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