February 23, 2018
Gregory Marchildon considers himself an older voice when it comes to Canadian health system scholarship so he was proud to be a co-author alongside the new and leading voices in Medicare policy analysis — including Danielle Martin and Stephanie Nixon —… Read more
February 8, 2018
A qualitative study of 24 retired Olympic athletes from 12 different countries, found that experiences of failure and loss may actually help them adapt to a new retirement lifestyle and declining body. The study also sheds light on the concept… Read more
November 14, 2017
The list in Shanon Grauer’s briefcase just keeps getting longer. This specialist in health law, and adjunct professor at IHPME, maintains a document that alphabetically lists all health-related legislation in Ontario and federally. It’s now over five pages. It’s a… Read more
September 14, 2017
Research powered by data, is a statement that Dr. Walter Wodchis, Professor at IHPME, lives and works by. It is also one of the ways in which health system change is implemented, a goal that Wodchis eagerly works towards in… Read more
IHPME invites you to celebrate the second annual Peggy Leatt Knowledge and Impact Award, at the Faculty Club, main floor from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. This award recognizes the recipient for achievements in developing transformative platforms of evidence that improve healthcare and health care systems.
We are pleased to announce that Chris Ham, Chief Executive Officer of the King’s Fund, will be honoured as the 2017 recipient and will present his lecture entitled Speaking Truth to Power: Using Evidence to Inform Health Policy and Practice
To learn more about Chris Ham and his influential work with health care leaders, read the feature story in IHPME Connect!
Please join us in celebrating Peggy Leatt’s continued leadership as an effective educator, researcher and visionary for IHPME.
As part of the North American Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (NAO) Lecture Series, we welcome Bruce Rosen on Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 9am-10:30am in HS 108 (Health Sciences Building, 155 College Street, Toronto) for a lecture on:
Public Policy on Dual (Public-Private) Physician Practice: Israel and Canada Compared
While provincial medicare policies currently discourage dual practices, these policies are under judicial review in the Cambie Surgeries case in British Columbia. This is an ideal time to review the origin and impact of these policies from a more international and comparative perspective.
Placing the regulation of dual practice in a health systems conceptual framework, Greg Marchildon and Bruce Rosen compare Canada and Israel. Although facing similar problems, the polities within these countries have developed different approaches to regulating dual practice in the public interest that provide useful policy lessons for each.
Director, Smokler Center for Health Policy Research at Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute
Co-editor, Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
Ontario Research Chair in Health Policy and System Design at IHPME
Founding Director, North American Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
Dr. Bruce Rosen is the director of the Smokler Center for Health Policy Research – a division of the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute. He is also co-editor of the Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, which seeks to promote intensive intellectual interactions between scholars from Israel and their counterparts from around the world. He holds a doctorate in health policy from the Harvard School of Public Health. Rosen is the lead author of the European Observatory’s country report for Israel and The Commonwealth Fund’s profile of the Israeli health care system. He co-edited Accountability and Responsibility in Health Care: Issues in Addressing an Emerging Global Challenge, which combined conceptual contributions from leading international scholars with local reports on how eight different health systems are addressing the accountability/responsibility challenge.
The founding director of the NAO, Gregory P. Marchildon is Professor and Ontario Research Chair in Health Policy and System Design at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto. A scholar-practitioner, Marchildon has extensive experience in establishing and working in national and international research and policy networks. A member of the editorial board of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, Marchildon is also the Canadian representative on the Health Systems and Policy Monitor network.
North American Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (NAO)
The North American Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (NAO) is a collaborative partnership of interested researchers, health organizations, and governments promoting evidence-informed health system policy decision-making. Due to the high degree of health system decentralization in the United States and Canada, the NAO is committed to focusing attention on comparing health systems and policies at the provincial and state level in federations.
Agents of Change: the role of expert advisers in shaping health policy Brian Abel-Smith, 1926 – 1996
Presented by: Professor Sally Sheard, University of Liverpool
Since the Second World War, the involvement of expert advisers in the development of health and social welfare policy has been seen by governments and international health organizations as indispensable. Many of these advisers came from academic backgrounds, and indeed maintained their university posts while taking on consultancies and other short-term appointments.
Brian Abel-Smith was one of the most influential figures of the twentieth century in shaping health and social welfare, in relation to the NHS in Britain and in setting the agenda for global campaigns such as Health for All by the year 2000. This seminar will use Abel-Smith as a case study for discussing the development of a more nuanced model of policy formation, which moves away from structural and path dependency theories, towards a greater appreciation of the role of the individual.
Sally Sheard is the Andrew Geddes and John Rankin chair of Modern History at the University of Liverpool. Her research focuses on the interface between expert advisers and policymakers in the UK and in international organisations. She currently is a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator, leading a five year project: The Governance of Health: medical, economic and managerial expertise in Britain since 1948. Her latest book is The Passionate Economist: how Brian Abel-Smith shaped global health and social welfare (Bristol, 2013). She has also written on the history of hospitals, the finance of British medicine, the development of the NHS and medical education.
April 19, 2017
by Rebecca Biason Dr. Rob Fowler, is the 2017 recipient of the Teasdale-Corti Humanitarian Award presented by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. This award is given to a Canadian physician to acknowledge their work in health… Read more