‘On behalf of our Government, I congratulate Bone and Joint Canada for receiving this important honour,’ said Parliamentary Secretary Adams. ‘Your leadership has improved both the care and management of musculoskeletal conditions and enhanced the quality of life of many Canadians.’
BJC was formed in 2002 to represent Canada on the International Bone and Joint Decade launched by the World Health Organization in 2000 as a global partnership to reduce the impact of musculoskeletal health conditions. BJC received the award in recognition of its outstanding contribution over the last ten years in engaging stakeholders, building research capacity, sharing best practices, and developing and implementing national models of care for hip and knee replacement and hip fracture.
‘We are pleased to recognize the outstanding work of Bone and Joint Canada with this award,’ said Dr. Hani El-Gabalawy, Scientific Director of CIHR-IMHA. ‘They are an important partner and have contributed greatly in moving research into action and fostering the development of young researchers in the field of musculoskeletal health.’
The CIHR-IMHA Knowledge Translation Award honours and supports exemplary knowledge translation efforts and activities of an exceptional individual, team or organization that has made an outstanding contribution to increasing the application of research findings, improving the health of Canadians, health services and products or strengthening the health care system.
BJC wants to acknowledge all the work across the country in all the provinces to implement changes for patients so that they experience improved access and quality of care. It is this hard work and commitment that has been demonstrated by all the BJC membership that has lead to this award of recognition.
BJC looks forward over the next few years to support the work to continue to improve care in hip and knee replacement and hip fracture and looks forward to the challenges of working with the primary care in improving care for patients with musculoskeletal conditions.