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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does ARC stand for?
    ARC stands for Access to Resources in the Community. It is a study assessing the impact of navigation support in enhancing patient access to health enabling resources (HERs) in their preferred language to address health and social needs.
  • Who is the lead for the ARC project?
    The Nominated Principle Investigator of ARC is Dr. Simone Dahrouge. ARC has two teams: the RCT team and the COVID-19 team. Check out the teams here.
  • What does RCT mean?
    RCT, or Randomized controlled trial, is a study in which people are allocated at random (by chance alone) to receive one of several clinical interventions.
  • What ARC projects have been done?
    ARC has conducted several researches, including the feasibility study, the randomized control trial (RCT) and the current COVID-19 study. Check out the ARC Research Studies page to learn more about each study.
  • How was ARC created?
    The idea for the project came from a team of researchers, health care providers, community groups and decision-makers, who met in 2015 to identify gaps in the Ottawa health system and one of the gaps identified was navigation of resources available
  • Who should I contact if I have a questions about ARC?
    All questions can be directed to the ARC Research team here
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