A Road Map to Health System Sustainability: CASHC Compendium Report, 2011–16

The Conference Board of Canada, 124 pages, May 15, 2017
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This report summarizes the activities and contributions of the Canadian Alliance for Sustainable Health Care (CASHC) in its first mandate, and sets a framework within which CASHC will function in coming years.

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The Canadian Alliance for Sustainable Health Care (CASHC) was created to address the widening sustainability gap between government budgets and Canada’s heath care spending requirements through informed dialogue and consensus for reform and action.

This compendium report summarizes and synthesizes CASHC’s contributions in its first mandate, assesses the extent to which CASHC’s research and activities have filled health system sustainability knowledge and practice gaps, articulates key outstanding research questions and areas for further investigation, identifies key opportunities to improve CASHC and optimize its impact, and sets a framework within which CASHC will function in the coming years.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Executive Summary

Chapter 1—Introduction

  • Background and Context
  • Objectives, Goals, and Structure
  • The Sustainability Framework
  • Research Themes

Chapter 2—Population Health

  • What Do We Mean by Population Health?
  • What Are the Challenges and Key Questions Associated With Population Health?
  • What Have We Learned Through Our Research?
  • What Still Needs to Be Investigated?

Chapter 3—Functioning of the Health Care System

  • What Do We Mean by Functioning of the Health Care System?
  • What Are the Challenges and Key Questions Associated With the Functioning of the Health Care System?
  • What Have We Learned Through Our Research?
  • What Still Needs to Be Investigated?

Chapter 4—Workplace Health and Wellness and the Role of the Employer

  • What Do We Mean by Workplace Health and Wellness and Why Does It Matter?
  • What Are the Challenges and Key Questions Associated With Workplace Health and Wellness?
  • What Have We Learned Through Our Research?
  • What Still Needs to Be Investigated?

Chapter 5—CASHC’s Impact

  • Research Impact
  • Knowledge Exchange and Mobilization Activities

Chapter 6—The Road Ahead

  • The Future Approach for CASHC
  • Increasing CASHC Impact
  • Conclusion

Appendix A—Select CASHC Activity Summary

Appendix B—Bibliography

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