Are you a person of cultural, ethnic, indigenous, sexual and gender diversity and/or with a disability?

Are you available for virtual daytime meetings during the week for a few hours a month?

In order to better understand and improve the care experiences of people with multiple health needs, our team would like to welcome people from diverse backgrounds. These people will join the team as patient partners, sharing their experiences and knowledge.

Click here to find out more.



Join our dynamic team as a research professional in the field of health and social services. Enjoy the flexibility of telecommuting and contribute to innovative projects under the direction of Dr Catherine Hudon and Pre Maud-Christine Chouinard.

Find out more about the position and how to apply by clicking here.

New grant !


We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded a $2M CIHR grant in partnership with the Fonds de recherche en santé du Québec and Research New Brunswick as part of the Transforming Health with Integrated Care (THINC) initiative!

The project is entitled “PriCARE Integration – Case management in primary healthcare for people with complex healthcare needs to improve integrated care: a large-scale implementation study” and aims to scale up case management in primary healthcare for people with complex needs and generate new evidence to inform policies and healthcare system transformation towards more integrated care, to positively impact many Canadians.

Dr Catherine Hudon will lead the study with Maud-Christine Chouinard, Shelley Doucet and Helena Piccinini-Vallis, supported by knowledge users Kimberly Fairman, Philippe Lachance, Tara Sampalli, Greg Sargent, Joanna Zed and patient partners René Benoît, André Gaudreau, Donna Rubenstein, Linda Wilhelm and Audrey-Lise Rock-Hervieux.

Click here to find out more about the THINC initiative

Press review – October 16, 2023


We invite you to read and listen to the interviews Dr. Catherine Hudon gave to the media on October 16.

Share on your networks!

Le Soleil – Près de 20 % des visites à l’urgence faites par 1 % des Québécois

Noovo Info – Comment gérer les « grands consommateurs de soins » à l’urgence ?

KYK 95.7 – 1% des visites à l’urgence mobilisent 20% des ressources

98.5 Montréal – Urgence: 20% des visites sont faites par des patients aux besoins complexes

New article online!


If you’re interested in telehealth, our team has just published an article on patient, clinician and healthcare manager perceptions of telehealth case management. To access the full article, visit the link below

Stakeholders’ perceptions of a nurse-led telehealth case management intervention in primary care for patients with complex care needs: a qualitative descriptive study

Postdoctoral fellowship offer – Fall 2023


The V1sages research team announces the opening of a competition for a 12-month postdoctoral fellowship (with the possibility of renewal). This internship will be carried out under the supervision of Dr Catherine Hudon, professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine at the Université de Sherbrooke, and Pre Maud-Christine Chouinard, professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the Université de Montréal.

This fellowship is open to all researchers wishing to pursue postdoctoral research on the implementation of a case management approach for patients with complex health needs and at risk of high health and social service utilization. Particular attention will be paid to those with experience of mixed methods (qualitative and quantitative) and patient partnership.

You have until October 1st 2023 to send in your application.

Click here to view the offer on the Université de Sherbrooke Scholarship Directory.

Click here to see offer details.

New article online !


The article “Integrated case management between primary care clinics and hospitals for people with complex needs who frequently use healthcare services: A multiple-case embedded study” by Catherine Hudon, Maud-Christine Chouinard, Olivier Dumont-Samson, MA, Annie-Pier-Gobeil-Lavoie, Jean Morneau, Mélanie Paradis, Yves Couturier, Marie-Eve Poitras, Thomas Poder, Véronique Sabourin, and Mireille Lambert has just been published in Health Policy.

This multiple case study focuses on the implementation and evaluation of an integrated case management program (hospital + primary care clinic).

Click here to read the article.

New article online !


Catherine Hudon, Maud-Christine Chouinard and their colleagues from the PriCARE team have just published a new article in the journal BMC Health Services Research entitled “Implementation analysis of a case management intervention for people with complex care needs in primary care: a multiple case study across Canada”.

Click here to read the article.

Press review – week of October 30, 2022

This week has been a busy one for the V1SAGES team in the media! We encourage you to check it out!

Dr. Catherine Hudon is the recipient of the André-Dupont 2022 Award!

Dr. Catherine Hudon of V1SAGES recently won the André-Dupont 2022 award from the Club de Recherches Cliniques du Québec (CRCQ).

This award is given annually to a young researcher with no more than 10 years of experience as an independent researcher for excellence in the field of biomedical research.

Click here to learn more about Dr. Hudon’s career (french only).

Interview with Dr. Hudon online!

As part of Researcher’s series of interviews with scientists and how their research can impact medical practice, check out Dr. Catherine Hudon’s interview now.

Catherine discusses one of her research projects which aims to better understand the transitions of care for adults with complex health and social service needs in the community, primary care and hospitals, while combining the experiences of patients and their families, providers and health managers.

To read the interview, click here.

To learn more about her multi-provincial research project and collaborators, click here.

Congratulations Dr. Catherine Hudon!

Congratulations to Dr. Catherine Hudon who has just been elected to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS)!

The CAHS brings together Canada’s leading scientists and researchers in the health and biomedical sciences to effectively address the major health concerns of the population.

To view Catherine Hudon’s profile, the announcement and the complete list of members elected by the CAHS for the year 2022, click here.

Congratulations again Catherine!

New article online !

This article by Alya Danish, Marlene Karam, Judy Porter, Donna Rubenstein, Véronique Sabourin, Mike Warren and Catherine Hudon describes how the PriCare group (of which V1sages is a member) is integrating patient engagement into its program governance structure. Guided by CIHR’s PARS patient engagement framework, and in order to involve patients in the planning stages of a research project, PriCare uses a program logic perspective based on resources, processes and relationships.
To access the article:

Congratulations to the Can-ADAPT COVID team !

On July 7th 2022, Minister Jean-Yves Duclos announced a $10M investment from CIHR and Healthy Canadians to support a pan-Canadian research team, led by Dr. Andrew Pinto at Unity Health Toronto.

Congratulations to the Can-ADAPT COVID project team, in which Dr. Catherine Hudon of V1SAGES is a co-investigator, for obtaining this important grant!

The research team will study the effectiveness of Paxlovid and other outpatient medications for COVID-19 and provide key insights into whether the treatments prevent hospitalization and long Covid.

Learn more here

New article online !

The article ” Measuring health literacy in primary healthcare: adaptation and validation of a french-language version of the Brief Health Literacy Screening among patients with chronic conditions seen in primary care ” written by Maud-Christine Chouinard, Mireille Lambert, Émilie Hudon, Olivier Dumont-Samson, Catherine Hudon from the V1sages team and colleagues has just been published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

The article is available here:

Congratulations Dr. Catherine Hudon!

Dr. Catherine Hudon has just been awarded a senior clinical researcher grant from the Fonds de recherche en santé du Québec.

On behalf of the entire team, congratulations! It is very well deserved!

The V1SAGES team is pleased to announce that the PriCARE program in Nova Scotia is now led by Dr. Joanna Zed, replacing Dr. Fred Burge.

Dr. Zed brings knowledge from extensive clinical experience and collaboration with Nova Scotia Health.

To learn more about the PriCARE program and its interprovincial team, click here.

To read the news on the Dalhousie University website, click here.

Welcome to the team, Dr. Zed!

Dr. Catherine Hudon (V1SAGES) and Dr. Mylaine Breton invite you to the 4th International Francophone Symposium on Primary Care « À quoi ressembleront les soins primaires de demain ? Innovations, recherches et pratiques »

The hybrid event will take place in person, by invitation, on June 16, 2022 at the Espace 4 Saisons Hotel in Orford and will be accessible virtually to everyone in the morning in Quebec (afternoon in Europe). Consult the link for the day schedule here

If you wish to attend, please confirm your interest by completing the form at the following address…/1FAIpQLSfoGYwsbUlxC4…/viewform

New article online!

The article “Case Management Programs for Improving Integrated Care for Frequent Users of Healthcare Services: An Implementation Analysis” by Catherine Hudon, Maud-Christine Chouinard, Mathieu Bisson, Astrid Brousselle, Mireille Lambert, Alya Danish, Charo Rodriguez and Véronique Sabourin was recently published in the International Journal of Integrated Care.

To view the article:

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

On this day, we would like to highlight the remarkable career of Dr. Catherine Hudon and Prof. Maud-Christine Chouinard, both of whom are internationally recognized for their incredible work to improve the care trajectories of people with complex needs and the efficiency of the health care system.

For several years, Catherine and Maud-Christine have been developing an innovative approach to primary care for decision makers, managers, clinicians and research teams.

The V1SAGES approach aims to provide safe, continuous, accessible, comprehensive and sustainable care to people with complex health needs: physical health problems, mental health problems and/or socio-economic insecurity.

We thank Catherine and Maud-Christine for their contribution to health and nursing sciences!

Full profile of Catherine
Full profile of Maud-Christine

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The V1SAGES research team wishes you a happy new year!