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Seminar series resumes with a look at conceptualizing health systems guidance

15 Sep 2016

CHEPA’s seminar series resumes on Weds. Sept. 21, with Elizabeth Alvarez, MD, MPH, PhD, presenting her research on Contextualizing guidance for health systems strengthening.

Her presentation will draw from her recent research focused on developing and evaluating the use of a workbook for contextualizing health systems guidance. As part of this work, Alvarez helped develop contextualized evidence briefs around the topic of increasing access to key interventions to improve maternal and newborn health in Peru and Uganda.

The seminar will also be informed by her efforts to find ways to strengthen the public health system, develop a Healthy Lifestyles Program that also includes family and community engagement strategies, and look at the role of physician assistants in health promotion for osteoarthritis.

Alvarez is licensed as a family physician in both Canada and the United States; is an assistant professor in McMaster’s department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics and teaches in McMaster’s Master of Public Health program. She earned a master’s degree in public health through the Northwest Ohio Consortium for Public Health in Bowling Green, Ohio, and is a graduate of McMaster’s Health Policy PhD program.

The seminar will be held on Weds. Sept. 21 in CRL-B119, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.  All are welcome to attend.

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