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Health Policy

The division of Health Policy conducts independent and timely policy research with the aim of advancing Canada’s health care system. We focus on how health care outcomes and system performance can be improved through the commercialization of innovative products and services, through comprehensive evaluation and measurement, and through structural reorganization.

Our clients include governments, industry, academia, professional associations, and other non-governmental organizations. Our projects range from topical briefings on current events to multi-year, mixed-methods investigations and assessment of major policy initiatives and emerging trends. We have expertise in human resources, delivery models, primary care, innovation procurement, sustainability, and more.

 

Spring 2017 Network Meetings & Events

Council for Innovation Procurement in Health Care

Date: April 11, 2017
Location: Toronto, ON (MaRS Discovery District, Toronto)

Centre for the Future of Health
Date: April 25, 2017
Location: Toronto, ON (Old Mill Hotel, Toronto)

Council for Healthy Living
Date: April 25, 2017
Location: Toronto, ON (Old Mill Hotel, Toronto)


Conferences

Healthy Canada Conference 2017: Access to Affordable Medicines
Date:
April 26 – 27, 2017
Location: Toronto, ON (Old Mill Toronto)

Value-Based Procurement and Innovation 2017: Opportunities for Improving Canada's Health Care
Date: May 29–30, 2017 
Location: Vancouver, BC (The Westin Bayshore Vancouver)


Past Events

December 5–6, 2016
CHL Members Meeting and Networking Dinner
Ottawa, ON
Theme: Healthy Aging and Seniors: Strengthening Quality of Life

November 28–29, 2016
CFH Members Meeting and Networking Dinner
Toronto, ON
Theme: The Future of Home and Community Care: Innovation in Design, Delivery, and Support

October 25–26, 2016
CIP Members Meeting and Networking Dinner
Ottawa, ON
Theme: Measuring Value Within Value-Based Procurement in Health Care

September 7, 2016
Value of Physician Assistants: Understanding the Role of Physician Assistants Within Health Systems
Webinar

June 7–8, 2016
CFH Members Meeting and Networking Dinner
Ottawa, ON
Theme: Funding Mechanisms to Promote the Development and Adoption of Innovative Health Practices and Technologies: Enhancing Health Outcomes

April 26, 2016
The Power of Virtual Care: Moving the Patient to the Centre
Webinar

April 7, 2016
CIP Members Meeting and Networking Dinner
Toronto, ON
Theme: Managing Change Towards Value-Based Procurement—Leading the Way

February 11, 2016
The Future of Canada’s Health Care Supply Chain: Value–Based Procurement
Webinar


Webinars

Walkability Pays: The Financial Benefits of Healthy Communities

October 18, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. EST
Dr. Lawrence D. Frank will present new and exciting modeling tools developed by Urban Design 4 Health to support healthy communities in land use and transportation decision-making. It will review why health should be addressed in scenario planning; highlight several tools explicitly built to predict how investing in walkable neighbourhoods would support active transportation and resulting decreases in obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular rates; and present current examples of monetized health benefits from plans that support active transportation.

The Power of Virtual Care: Moving the Patient to the Centre

April 26, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. EST
In this webinar, Dr. Trevor Jamieson will discuss the concept of the patient as the care hub. He will also discuss the role of the Women’s College Institute for Health Systems Solutions and Virtual Care (WIHV) in this system transformation. Dr. Jamieson will explore how all stakeholders—patient, clinician, innovator, institution, industry player or other catalyst—can help this patient-centric vision of health powered by virtual care to become a reality.

The Future of Canada’s Health Care Supply Chain: Value-Based Procurement

February 11, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. EST
Join Dr. Gabriela Prada as she explores value-based procurement, and explains how the model represents a shift from traditional procurement approaches that focused on cost-containment, and instead seeks value beyond cost minimization.


Recent Research

Image of briefing coverValue of Physician Assistants: Understanding the Role of Physician Assistants Within Health Systems
The first in a series, this report aims to set the stage and act as a backgrounder to better understand the role of physician assistants within health care systems.

Image of report coverBehavioural Economics and Health: Nudging Toward a Culture of Wellness
This report explores “nudging,” a new, cost-effective policy tool than can be used to modify behaviours that cause disease or undermine our well-being, thereby improving quality of life and the sustainability of health care systems.

Image of report coverInnovation Procurement for Medical Devices: Driving Health System Improvement
This report emerged out of the December 2013 International Roundtable on Reframing the Role of Innovation Procurement for Medical Devices as a Key Enabler of Health System Improvement.


Hot Topics in Health

Increasing Physical Activity and Reducing Sedentary Behaviour Matters!

February 28, 2017

The Value of Physician Assistants in the Canadian Health Care System

November 18, 2016

Let’s Get Physical: Improving Healthy Active Living for All

November 02, 2016

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