Thanks to a gift from the Fondation J. Armand Bombardier, Douglas researchers who study the quality of health care so as to suggest improvements will be benefiting from an endowed fellowship.

Eric Latimer, PhD, a health economist, is the first selected Bombardier Fellow in the Quality of Mental Health Care. He analyzes what cost-effective changes could be made to improve the services offered to those living with mental illness.

Currently, he is involved in the Mental Health Commission’s At Home/Chez Soi project as the lead national economist and lead investigator for Montréal. Mr. Latimer and colleagues will evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of offering housing and support to homeless people with mental illness. As part of this large study, he and a student supported by a Bombardier Fellowship (Daniel Poremski) are also evaluating the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a supported employment program for people who have recently been housed.

The Fondation J. Armand Bombardier has also provided funding for PhD students. We thank the Fondation J. Armand Bombardier for partnering with the Douglas to improve access to and quality of mental health care.