In Vancouver Community we use a broad and inclusive definition of research and evaluation to stimulate this activity in our programs. Community research and evaluation is an encompassing term that includes, but is not limited to:

Community clinical trials, epidemiological studies, basic (not lab) research, health system research, innovation, program evaluation, best practices, decision making, longitudinal studies, operational processes, naturalistic research, consumer and client oriented research, and knowledge translation/mobilization.

Fostering partnerships with hospitals and other healthcare professionals to provide personalized, continuing and comprehensive care to families and communities.

Providing health care and support services for people who have acute, chronic, palliative or rehabilitative health care needs, offered in the home or community.

Providing comfort and quality of life care for people and their families who are living with life-limiting illness.

Providing mental health and addictions services in the community, including specialized housing and older adult mental health and addiction.

Primary care is a person's first and most frequent contact with the health system.

Committed to protect the public, prevent disease and promote health.

Providing publicly subsidized assisted living services in a supportive accommodation environment for people with physical and functional health challenges.