We integrate the collective.
IHPME is directly involved in the development, leadership and ongoing sustainability of several centres and initiatives. These cross-collaborations build bridges between the Institute’s students, researchers, faculty and a multitude of peers in national and international fields.
Canadian Centre for Health Economics
IHPME Faculty Lead
The Canadian Centre for Health Economics (CCHE) “strives to be a focal point for health economics research in Canada and aims to provide solutions to health policy issues while advancing theoretical and econometric modeling techniques.” CCHE fosters international collaboration among researchers and benefits from the contribution of IHPME affiliated faculty and students.
Visit IHPME Events for updates on the Canadian Centre for Health Economics (CCHE) Friday Health Economics Series – a highly successful collaborative event visiting Canadian and international speakers.
Visit the Canadian Centre for Health Economics
CIHR Alliance Training Working Group:
Canadian Health Services & Policy Research
Adalsteinn Brown (University of Toronto)
Stephen Bornstein (Memorial University)
The group is focused on identifying pathways for researchers wishing to work – at least for a portion of their careers – in non-academic environments such as government, non-governmental organizations, healthcare providers, and industry.
Visit the CIHR Alliance Training Working Group webpage: CHSPRA
CEBB: Centre for Evidence Based Budgeting
CEBB is an emerging collaborative initiative in support of health and social policies and programs. The Centre for Evidence Based Budgeting is an emerging initiative, being administrated by the Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation and reflecting a strong collaboration between the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH), the Faculty of Medicine (FOM), Massey College, and the School of Public Policy and Governance (SPPG). The CEBB is designed to support provincial, federal, and international governments and not-for-profits in the creation of sustainable and effective health and social policies and programs. CEBB is responding to a current need in the public policy realm to base health and care decisions on evidence, and to augment the body of knowledge to advance policy design and implementation. More information on CEBB forthcoming.
CEHIAP: Centre for Evidence and Health in All Policies
The Centre for Evidence and Health in All Policies (CEHIAP) is a new multi-centre network coordinated through the University of Toronto. The CEHIAP network is composed of Ontario researchers, academic institutions, and decision-making bodies including: McMaster Health Forum, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Health Quality Ontario (HQO), Public Health Ontario, and St. Michael’s hospital. The center will provide a service to government by conducting research & analyses on complex policy options to provide evidence to support decision-makers when considering different health-related policy options.
HSPRN: Health System Performance Research Network
Walter P. Wodchis
HSPRN includes investigators, visiting scholars, post doctoral fellows, graduate students and research staff with a focus on performance measurement and improvement in Ontario. HSPRN expertise spans performance measurement in multiple domains of health system performance including clinical quality, financial management, patient safety and patient satisfaction.
IDEAS: Improving & Driving Excellence Across Sectors
IHPME Faculty Leads
G. Ross Baker
IDEAS is a comprehensive, evidence based quality improvement training program for Ontario’s health professionals. This province wide initiative is designed for health leaders, clinicians, and front line providers to improve the quality of patient care. Led by a high caliber faculty, participants of the Foundations of Quality Improvement and the Advanced Learning Program are equipped with tools, practical skills and knowledge to directly improve individual patient care, the outcomes from that care and, at the same time, contribute to a high performing health system. In its fourth year, a strong and growing network of IDEAS Alumni demonstrate IDEAS has increased Ontario’s capacity for quality improvement projects, change management initiatives and inspired leadership across the health system.
Institute for Circumpolar Health Research (ICHR)
IHPME Faculty Lead
Collaborative activities allow for the development of research policies which support northern-based research and education. The aim of this partnership is to develop a research agenda and research training programs that are specific to the study of circumpolar health systems. A circumpolar health research working group has been convened to meet the aim of this initiative through discussion, advocating for governance renewal and holding workshops on research priorities.
NAO: North American Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
Personal Support Worker (PSW) Approach to Quality Care
Gillian Ritcey (Director, IDEAS)
Launched in November 2016, the PSW Approach to Quality Care a free, mobile compatible training course that gives PSWs and other home-care workers a common language and approach to improve the quality of care to their clients and help to transform the Ontario health care system. PSWs deliver indispensable care and need to be supported with the knowledge and skills to be consistently engaged in QI. This course is designed to use practical, engaging and relevant learning techniques so that PSWs are able to make improvements at the front line of care. Learners who finish all four modules (15 minutes each) are able to print a certificate of completion from IHPME at the University of Toronto.