Researching the Impact of Service Provider Education

The RISE (Researching the Impact of Service Provider Education) Project is a three-and-a-half year, multi-phase project funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada that began in November 2019; the public launch of the project was June 16th, 2020. The RISE Project uses a model of implementation science to understand the family violence learning needs and preferences of social work and physician trainees and practitioners in Canada, as well as determine whether the Violence, Evidence, Guidance, and Action (VEGA; vegaproject.mcmaster.ca) family violence educational resources support improvements in practitioner knowledge, attitudes, skills and behaviours related to recognizing and responding to family violence (including intimate partner violence (IPV), child maltreatment, and children’s exposure to IPV) in clinical encounters. To guide this process, the RISE Project brings together eight national-level professional associations. Representative members from each of these organizations sit on a core Implementation Team, which is providing ongoing consultation and support to the RISE Project team regarding processes for the research, as well as the uptake and sustainability of the VEGA educational resources among their membership. Thank you for visiting the RISE Project's website! If you are interested in learning more about our project activities, please visit the Project Overview page, or take the opportunity to review publications and infographics about our work.