CHEPA offers a range of events including workshops, briefings and invitational exchanges with decision makers and researchers on a variety of policy relevant topics initiated by CHEPA researchers and in consultation with its partners. Through these events, CHEPA plays a leadership role in communicating socially-relevant knowledge to policy makers and managers with the goal of informing policy and practice and in advancing the respective fields of health economics and health policy analysis.
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Equity in Health Care and Health Care Utilization
The challenges of inequalities in health and health care were examined at a CHEPA-sponsored workshop in December 2009 that brought together health economists, policymakers and scholars.
The one-and-a-half-day workshop entitled Equity in Health and Health Care Utilization, organized under the direction of CHEPA Associate Director Michel Grignon, aimed to build bridges between health economists involved in the measurement of equity and its causes, and health policy experts and policymakers. For details, click here.
Health Policy Ethics: Cultivating a growing field in Canada
The state of research, training and practice in the emerging field of health policy ethics was the focus of a CHEPA-sponsored workshop held in June 2009. The workshop attracted a mix of academics, practising ethicists and policymakers, who discussed developments in the field and its future evolution.
The event held at McMaster University was attended by about 30 people from across Canada, and featured five keynote speakers who addressed issues including the distinctiveness of health policy ethics from clinical or research bioethics, appropriate training for health policy. For details, click here.
Supporting the use of research in health policymaking
John Lavis gave a presentation on supporting evidence-informed policymaking at a knowledge translation symposium organized by The Change Foundation. He discussed the challenges of supporting research use among policymakers, and innovative strategies to address those challenges. The Bridging the Know-Do Gap symposium on Sept. 23, 2009 was attended by more than 50 Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care policy experts, health care knowledge translation practitioners and nursing leaders. For a report on the symposium and Lavis’s presentation, click here.
Symposium on health policy scholarship
In November 2007, CHEPA hosted an international health policy symposium entitled Field of Dreams: Strengthening Health Policy Scholarship in Canada, which brought together health policy scholars from the U.S. and the U.K. along with Canadian health policy researchers and policymakers to reflect on the state of health policy scholarship in Canada. Outputs of this symposium are expected to influence health policy training programs and research infrastructure over the coming years. As one of the longest-standing applied health services research centres in Canada, CHEPA plays a unique role in serving and strengthening the country’s academic and policy communities through these types of events. To view a report on the symposium, click here.
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