EvidenceNetwork.ca has compiled a list of web-based resources for journalists that are good sources of evidence on health policy issues and other resources of potential interest.
Canadian Third Party Brokers / Producers of Research Evidence
The Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) provides decision-makers with the evidence, analysis, advice, and recommendations they require to make informed decisions in health care. Funded by Canada’s federal, provincial, and territorial governments, CADTH is an independent, not-for-profit agency that delivers timely, evidence-based information to health care leaders about the effectiveness and efficiency of health technologies.
The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI) is dedicated to accelerating healthcare improvement and transformation for Canadians. We collaborate with governments, policy-makers, and health system leaders to convert evidence and innovative practices into actionable policies, programs, tools and leadership development.
We work shoulder to shoulder with policy-makers, managers, front-line providers, patients and families to provide the analysis, processes, tools, learning systems and leadership development needed to accelerate change. We capture what we learn, share it with our partners and work to spread these results across Canada. While our approach is consistent, its application is customized to meet the needs of our partners. Our vision is timely, appropriate, efficient and high-quality services that improve the health of Canadians.
The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) is an independent, not-for-profit corporation that aims to contribute to the improvement of the health of Canadians and the health care system by disseminating quality health information. They have a wide range of data and information that are publicly available on their website. In addition, they have a proactive media team that can help journalists find the information they are looking for. This can be achieved in many ways, such as through an interview with an expert or customizing statistics.
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the major federal agency responsible for funding health research in Canada. It is the successor to the Medical Research Council of Canada. It aims to create new health knowledge, and to translate that knowledge from the research setting into real world applications.
The Evidence-Informed Healthcare Renewal Portal | Le Portail RSSDP
The Evidence-Informed Healthcare Renewal (EIHR) Portal is a continuously updated repository of policy-relevant documents that address ‘healthcare renewal’ in Canada. It contains 24 types of documents, including jurisdictional reviews, stakeholder position papers, and intergovernmental communiqués. The documents address priority areas such as primary healthcare, patient safety, health human resources and performance indicators (e.g., timely access) identified by government and other stakeholders.
The EIHR Portal enables health system stakeholders to rapidly:
- identify evidence on a given topic that have been prepared to inform healthcare renewal across Canada;
- search by categories such as priority area, keyword, publication date;
- access links to user-friendly summaries and full-text reports (if applicable and freely available)
To learn more about the CIHR’s Evidence-Informed Healthcare Renewal initiative visit: http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/43628.html
To learn more about the Canadian Institutes for Health Research visit them at: www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca
The Health Council of Canada is no longer operating. The archived Web page will remain online for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes by Carleton University Library. The page will not be altered or updated.
EvidenceNetwork.ca worked closely with the Health Council and would particularly like to thank Christine Pierroz and John Abbott for their great work.
The George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation is a partnership between the University of Manitoba and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. The centre houses seven unique platforms, each staffed with experts and leaders from all disciplines in academia and practice.
At CHI, we are committed to ensuring that the latest research and evidence are translated into improved patient outcomes, enhanced patient experiences and improved access to care for Manitobans.
Who we work with:
- Healthcare Leadership
- Clinicians – Researchers
- Policy Makers
Our commitment to Manitobans:
- Engaging patients as full partners in care.
- Providing healthcare professions and policy makers with the best available evidence to make informed decisions.
- Supporting the development of innovative and cutting edge research.
- Supporting strengthened clinical care, process improvements and better delivery of health care services.
- Making crucial knowledge and research findings accessible.
To learn more about the George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation visit them at: http://chimb.ca/
A “Poverty Tool,” created by Dr. Gary Bloch with non-profit partners across the country, lays out a three step approach for front line doctors, nurses and other health workers to deal with poverty. The steps are simple: ask everyone about their income, learn about how poverty impacts patients’ health and connect patients with key income benefits programs and community resources already available. The critical message to health providers? Helping patients reduce their poverty is part of their work as health practitioners.
Please visit www.getyourbenefits.ca for a complete list of materials available.