ACE: Accessing Centre for Expertise

Improving access to IHPME’s breadth and depth of expertise in health policy, management and evaluation

ACE is IHPME’s Accessing Centre for Expertise

IHPME is one of the largest and most productive academic institutes for health services, systems and policy research in Canada, including more than 400 faculty and 300 graduate students.  Situated within the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, IHPME represents critically important breadth and depth of expertise that allows us to take an informed multi-disciplinary perspective on a wide range of challenges facing health system stakeholders.

ACE aims to improve access to this breadth and depth of expertise for health system organizations. ACE does this in three ways:

  1. ACE provides a consultation service whereby you can discuss your health system organization’s needs with a member of the ACE team, who can provide preliminary guidance, including identifying which IHPME experts could provide relevant expertise to inform your work.
  2. ACE provides a searchable database of faculty expertise (currently under construction) with improved search functionality to support quick and efficient search and identification of faculty with the types of expertise you are seeking.
  3. ACE provides a central access hub (currently under development) to support quick and efficient searches to access a range of IHPME research products, including reports, white papers, evidence briefs, dissertations and web-based tools, produced by IHPME faculty and students.

In addition to improving access to IHPME expertise, ACE can also coordinate the provision of research services to help your organization make more evidence-informed decisions.  This includes facilitating the timely development of research agreements, coordinating evidence reviews and contextual analyses, providing structured health systems guidance, and preparing different types of report to address your organization’s needs.

For more information or inquiries please contact us at ace.ihpme@utoronto.ca or call 416-978-4777