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Are you interested in becoming more involved with CAHSPR? If so, you may be interested in joining one of our theme groups.

Theme groups are special interest areas within CAHSPR, created by members for members. They allow researchers and practitioners — whether system decision-makers, clinicians or policy-makers — to have a forum for in-depth discussions within specific focus areas. Theme groups are also a great way to network, build linkages and exchange ideas.

Want to Learn More?

Click on any of the theme groups for more information!


Collaborative Healthcare Improvement Partnerships

Health Workforce

Perinatal, Child and Adolescent Health

Primary Health Care

Student Working Group

Creating a Theme Group

Interested in starting a theme group? Here are a few things you need to do first:

  1. Identify a theme group topic.
  2. Name a Lead/Chair.
  3. Recruit a minimum of 10 peopleto join your theme group. These can be non-members — however, they will need to become members in order to be part of your theme group.
  4. Determine the key functions that your theme group would like to engage in. Some examples are:
    • Creating and engaging in a web-based discussion forum;
    • Arranging a business meeting at the annual conference;
    • Organizing a special theme panel for the annual conference — this will be accommodated provided 6-month prior notice is given to the Conference Planning Committee and the Scientific Chair;
    • Organizing a social meeting at the annual conference;
    • Reviewing abstracts on related themes;
    • Organizing a pre- or post-conference workshop; or
    • Developing a theme-specific awards/recognition program.

All proposed theme groups are reviewed and approved by the Board of Directors.

Please contact Vicki Price ( for additional information and next steps.