Printer icon Print Page

Public Policy Service

(Displaying 1 - 20 / 458) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 »

Part 2: Dollars and Sense 2017: Using Health Economics to Inform Policy

Economic analyses are an essential tool for policy makers who make difficult decisions regarding the allocation of scarce resources. However, traditional cost-effectiveness analyses are not always the most appropriate or useful approach for value assessment, particularly when the benefits of said investment are accrued over-time. So where’s the middle ground? The Conference Board of Canada has taken a different approach to this analysis. Our research predominately focuses on a cost-consequence approach to estimating the burden of illnesses and the health and economic impact of interventions, programs, and policies, where direct costs are associated with health care system utilization, and indirect costs are associated with productivity and benefits to the economy.

Recorded Webinar | November 2017 | Thy Dinh | The Conference Board of Canada

Part 1: Dollars and Sense 2017: Using Health Economics to Inform Policy

Economic analyses are an essential tool for policy makers who make difficult decisions regarding the allocation of scarce resources. However, traditional cost-effectiveness analyses are not always the most appropriate or useful approach for value assessment, particularly when the benefits of said investment are accrued over-time. So where’s the middle ground? The Conference Board of Canada has taken a different approach to this analysis. Our research predominately focuses on a cost-consequence approach to estimating the burden of illnesses and the health and economic impact of interventions, programs, and policies, where direct costs are associated with health care system utilization, and indirect costs are associated with productivity and benefits to the economy.

In this two-part webinar series, Dr. Thy Dinh will provide an overview of the key concepts in health economics and demonstrate how health economics can be used to answer difficult health policy questions, now and in the future. Thy will describe several unique approaches used by The Conference Board to estimate burden of illness, the health and economic impact of interventions, programs, and policies, return-on-investment, and the benefits of "scaling-up" existing or pilot interventions to different or larger populations. Don’t miss this chance to hear about recent applications of several macroeconomic approaches to answer difficult health policy questions. Participants will also learn about resources that could be used by researchers, policy analysts, and public health practitioners who may not have the capacity or need to conduct full health economic evaluations.

Recorded Webinar | November 2017 | Thy Dinh | The Conference Board of Canada

Le vieillissement de la population et l’économie du Québec

Le Québec, comme bien des sociétés occidentales, est confronté à un problème démographique qui va plomber la croissance économique. L’Institut du Québec recommande d’augmenter les seuils d’immigration, de mieux intégrer les immigrants, de diversifier les marchés d’exportation, de retenir les travailleurs expérimentés sur le marché du travail, de miser davantage sur l’automatisation et de maintenir le contrôle des dépenses publiques et de la dette.

Note de recherche | 46 pages | November 2017 | Jean-Guy Côté, Simon Savard, Sonny Scarfone | Le Conference Board du Canada

Population aging and the Quebec economy

Like many Western societies, Quebec is facing a demographic problem that will restrict economic growth. The Institut du Québec recommends raising the limits on immigration, improving immigrant integration, diversifying export markets, keeping experienced workers on the job, investing more in automation, and reining in public spending and debt. 

This publication includes an English Executive Summary, followed by a French version of the full report.

Briefing | 46 pages | November 2017 | Jean-Guy Côté, Simon Savard, Sonny Scarfone | The Conference Board of Canada

Environmental and Social Proposals in the 2017 Proxy Season

The volume of environmental and social proposals at Russell 3000 companies has consistently gone up in the past five years.

Director Notes | 25 pages | November 2017 | The Conference Board, Inc.

Sagesse populaire? Financement collectif et innovation canadienne

Qu’est-ce que le financement collectif et en quoi peut-il répondre aux besoins financiers des innovateurs canadiens? La marge de croissance de ce marché sous-développé est grande, mais il est confronté à quelques obstacles réglementaires.

Cette publication comprend un résumé en français, suivi d’une version anglaise du rapport intégral.

Note de recherche | 23 pages | November 2017 | Michael Grant | Le Conference Board du Canada

Wisdom of the Crowd? Crowdfunding and Canadian Innovation

What is crowdfunding, and how might it address the financing needs of Canadian innovators? This underdeveloped market has plenty of room for growth but faces some regulatory challenges.

Briefing | 19 pages | November 2017 | Michael Grant | The Conference Board of Canada

L’ombre de Trump : L’urgence renouvelée de réformer la fiscalité des entreprises au Canada

Cette note de recherche donne un aperçu du fardeau fiscal des entreprises au Canada et aux États-Unis, résume les propositions de l’administration et du Congrès américains, et propose des approches pour réduire le fardeau fiscal des entreprises au Canada.

Cette publication comprend un résumé en français, suivi d’une version anglaise du rapport intégral.

Note de recherche | 36 pages | November 2017 | Brent Dowdall | Le Conference Board du Canada

The Trump Shadow: The New Urgency of Business Tax Reform in Canada

This briefing presents an overview of the corporate tax burdens in Canada and the United States, a summary of the U.S. administration and congressional proposals, and potential approaches to reduce the corporate tax burden in Canada.

Briefing | 33 pages | November 2017 | Brent Dowdall | The Conference Board of Canada

La valeur des adjoints au médecin : Mesures recommandées

Ultime volet d’une série consacrée au rôle des adjoints au médecin au Canada, cette note d’information contient des recommandations dans cinq domaines afin d’aider le Canada à atteindre ses objectifs stratégiques concernant son système de santé.

Cette publication comprend un résumé en français, suivi d’une version anglaise du rapport intégral.

Note de recherche | 23 pages | October 2017 | Jessica Brichta | Le Conference Board du Canada

Value of Physician Assistants: Recommendations for Action

This briefing concludes the series on the role of physician assistants in Canada. It provides five recommendations for action to help Canada meet its health system policy goals.

Briefing | 19 pages | October 2017 | Jessica Brichta | The Conference Board of Canada

A Road Map to Health System Sustainability: A Clear Imperative to Enhance Health

According to the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), total health expenditure in Canada was estimated at $228.1 billion, or $6,299 per Canadian in 2016, representing 11.1 per cent of total gross domestic product (GDP). Of these costs, hospitals, physicians, and drugs account for the largest share of dollars spent. However, health expenditures per capita have decreased by an average of 0.1 per cent per year since 2010).

As other similar countries spend far less on health care for equal or better health outcomes and system performance, the Conference Board of Canada launched the Canadian Alliance for Sustainable Health Care, a program that calls for increased prevention efforts, innovation in disease management, addressing the growing demand future care, and the need to address existing socio-economic factors.

Join us for a 60 minute webinar in which Louis Theriault, presents findings from the Conference Board’s A Roadmap to Health System Sustainability: CASHC Compendium Report, 2011-2016. and other research and dialogue on health, wellness, and health care, within the context of sustainability. Based on four guiding principles of health and health system sustainability—accountability for results, value for money, fair and timely access, and appropriateness. This research aims to help Canadian leaders and the public better understand the conditions under which Canada’s health care system can be sustained (both financially and more broadly), improve the functioning of both the Canadian health system as a whole and health care practices within firms and organizations, help close research gaps, and bring value to the national discussion health care sustainability.

Recorded Webinar | September 2017 | Louis Theriault | The Conference Board of Canada

The Idle No More Movement: Impacts on Mobilization, Political Conversation, and Policy Making

Over the last decade, social movements with a strong online component have swept the political, economic, and social landscape of several national contexts. As tools to engage and inform the public and community members, social media and other online forms of communication and organization are both quick and effective.

Indigenous actors and organizations are no strangers to this. The most famous Indigenous example within Canada, the Idle No More (INM) movement, emerged in late 2012 as a reaction to the Harper government’s Bill C-38 (the Jobs, Growth, and Long-Term Prosperity Act) and omnibus Bill C-45 (the Jobs and Growth Act, 2012).

The Idle No More movement, although rooted in more than 400 years of struggle for the recognition of Indigenous Rights in the Canadian political context, used several modern online mobilization techniques to complement its offline efforts to push its issues to the forefront. As one of Canada’s largest social action movements, INM helped to change Canadian discourse, both online and off.

Recorded Webinar | September 2017 | The Conference Board of Canada

Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Empowering them to Succeed

Many immigrants come to Canada hoping to launch a successful business But the odds are stacked against those who are just starting out. Canada offers a highly-regulated business environment that is unfamiliar to even those newcomers who arrive with business backgrounds. Moreover, immigrant entrepreneurs must learn a new culture, develop new professional networks and a Canadian credit history, and navigate the many roadblocks that Canadian-born entrepreneurs typically face.

Fortunately, there is a growing body of research and programs that aim to change this. Research has informed the emergence of programs across Canada that help immigrant entrepreneurs build networks, develop business plans, and access financing, training, and supports from professionals of all stripes.

Join Dr. Sarah Wayland of the City of Hamilton in this 60-minute webinar as she draws upon her research findings and experience to shed light on empowering immigrant entrepreneurs. Sarah will provide an overview of the common challenges that immigrant entrepreneurs face, discuss solutions that can improve their success rates, and answer your questions.

Recorded Webinar | August 2017 | The Conference Board of Canada

Using AI, Big Data and Related Digital Health Innovations

With the current unsettled economic and policy landscape in US health care, many industry players are bracing for potentially greater financial pressures, a changing regulatory and market landscape, and increased consumer-cost sharing.

Big Data and artificial intelligence technologies could help health organizations and consumers successfully maximize wellness, efficiencies, and revenues. These innovations are making it easier to access unique insights, make critical decisions, and reshape behavior.

Recorded Webinar | August 2017 | The Conference Board, Inc.

Stretched Too Thin: The Demand for Physiotherapy Services in Canada

The number of Canadians consulting physiotherapists increased from 8.4 per cent of the adult population in 2001 to 11.6 per cent in 2014. This represents an increase of 3.8 per cent per year. By way of comparison, Canada’s adult population has grown by annual average of just 1 per cent since 2001.

Recorded Webinar | August 2017 | Louis Theriault | The Conference Board of Canada

Ensuring Accountability in Modern Trade Policy

Regulatory cooperation for the new generation of trade agreements is promising, reasonable, and controllable. If done correctly, it will benefit consumers and maintain consumer protection. However, a regulatory cooperation body needs transparency and a set of rules to be fully accountable to EU citizens.

Report | 11 pages | August 2017 | The Conference Board, Inc.

Immigration Policy That Works: Bringing Foreign-Born Workers into High-Shortage Occupations to Grow

This policy brief recommends steps to reform immigration policy, including suggestions for employing both native-born workers and immigrants to flexibly address looming labor shortages.

Report | 15 pages | July 2017 | The Conference Board, Inc.

Lifelong Learning for Sustainable Development: The Role of Cities and Educators in Building a Lasting Future

Education is a key lever for cities and regions to build a more sustainable future. Formal and informal learning opportunities are helping learners of all ages acquire the values, knowledge, and skills needed to support sustainable, healthy, vibrant, and peaceful societies.

Recorded Webinar | May 2017 | The Conference Board of Canada

Fixing America’s Roads and Bridges: The Path Forward

Transportation is a critical aspect of the US economy but capital investments in this important infrastructure are not keeping pace. In this policy brief, CED recommends actions to address the challenges facing America’s surface transportation system.

Report | 20 pages | May 2017 | The Conference Board, Inc.

(Displaying 1 - 20 / 458) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 »