NAO Lecture Series: Sir Chris Ham

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North American Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

As part of the North American Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (NAO) Lecture Series we welcome Sir Chris Ham on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 12:00 PM in HS 106 (Health Sciences Building, 155 College Street, Toronto). This event is free of charge and open to anyone. Forward it to a friend who might be interested.

Co-hosted by the Centre for Sustainable Health Systems

Improving Population Health: What is the Role of Health Systems?

The hanging burden of disease requires health system to focus on promoting population health alongside their established role in treating illness. All parts of the health system must contribute by using resources more effectively and by recognizing the role of health systems as anchor institutions in their communities. Health systems also have a contribution to make in building partnerships for improving health with local governments, people and communities. This lecture will illustrate how this is being done in some jurisdictions and set out the challenges facing health system leaders in ‘turning around the oil tanker’.

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Profile of Sir Chris Ham

Sir Chris Ham is an experienced leader and has served on the boards of a number of organisations in both executive and non-executive roles. His career has encompassed the charitable sector, central government and universities. He has extensive networks among national and local NHS organisations and in local government and the third sector.

He is currently independent chair of the Coventry and Warwickshire STP, non-executive director of the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, co-chair of the NHS Assembly, visiting senior fellow at The King’s Fund, and independent adviser to Carnall Farrar. His portfolio includes advising NHS organisations and their partners, speaking at conferences and seminars, and writing about health policy and management in the UK and other systems.

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.

The Centre for Sustainable Health Systems

The Centre for Sustainable Health Systems is an academic unit that leverages evidence to support environmentally sustainable practices and policies across the health sector. The Centre is housed within the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto

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