“ACHORD brings together researchers who are all working toward reducing the burden of diabetes for individuals and for society.” Jeff Johnson, Chair – ACHORD Group

Jeff Johnson - Achord

The overall goal of the ACHORD Group is to improve the quality and efficiency of care for diabetes in Canada.  Our objectives are to enhance capacity in health outcomes research, to better understand the clinical and economic burden of diabetes and related conditions, and to determine and influence factors that lead to better quality of care and improved health outcomes for people with diabetes.

To ensure the products of our research are policy relevant, be it clinical policy, such as development and implementation of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, or macro health policy, such as re-organization of care delivery within health care systems, we undertake substantial efforts to be engaged with the clinical and policy communities.

The following case studies provide examples of how we have worked to ensure our products are translated into practice or policy which can improve quality or efficiency of care for diabetes.

Engaged KT

Alberta Diabetes Surveillance System (ADSS)

Alberta’s Caring for Diabetes (ABCD)

Healthy Eating and Active Living for Diabetes (HEALD)

ABCD TeamCare PCN (Diabetes and Depression)


KT Case Studies

Alberta Diabetes Surveillance System: Local Information for Local Planning

Metformin for the Treatment of Patients with Diabetes and Heart Failure

Self Monitoring of Blood Glucose in Type 2 Diabetes: a Case for Policy