Does Ontario have enough doctors? This question may have a surprising answer for some: yes, we may have enough doctors. How is this possible when many don’t have a doctor or wait days, weeks or even months for a medical appointment? We have more doctors than ever before, but many aren’t located where we need […]
Dr. Shannon Sampert, Director and Editor-in-Chief of EvidenceNetwork.ca describes the history and mandate of the project and how we work to raise the level of social and public policy evidence in the mainstream media.
EvidenceNetwork.ca Media Symposium, Ottawa October 2017 (This video/podcast was extracted from a webinar). Dr. Shannon Sampert, Director of EvidenceNetwork.ca moderates a panel of media experts, including: Jennifer Ditchburn – Policy Options Bob Cox – News Media Canada André Picard – Globe & Mail Hosted by EvidenceNetwork.ca in partnership with the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement. EvidenceNetwork.ca […]
(This video/podcast was extracted from a webinar). Dr. Shannon Sampert, Director of EvidenceNetwork.ca on helping academics get their work published in the mainstream media. This was webcast live from the EvidenceNetwork.ca symposium in Ottawa, October 2017, in partnership with the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement. EvidenceNetwork.ca creates original media content on public policy topics for […]
with Jennifer Ditchburn (Policy Options) and Shannon Sampert (EvidenceNetwork.ca) You’ve poured energy and passion into your research – now you want to make sure your findings and your expertise make an impact outside of your immediate network. But how do you get policy-makers, potential collaborators and the wider public to take notice? One recent estimate […]
(This video/podcast was extracted from a webinar). Dr. Shannon Sampert, Director of EvidenceNetwork.ca moderates a panel with Dr. Colleen Flood and Dr. Ivy Bourgeault on how academics could, and should, work with the mainstream media to raise the level of evidence on important policy issues. Dr. Colleen Flood is Associate Vice-President, Research (interim) and Professor […]
Nav Persaud says a national drug plan would save lives, save money, and encourage better prescribing habits. So what are we waiting for? Nav Persaud is an expert advisor with EvidenceNetwork.ca, a physician and associate scientist at St Michael’s Hospital and assistant professor at the University of Toronto. Interview by Neeta das McMurtry for EvidenceNetwork.ca SaveSave
Canada has an opioid problem and it’s more widespread than fentanyl on our streets: We are becoming increasingly dependent on doctor-prescribed opioids. Drs. Kate Smolina and Kim Rutherford explain why and how to kick our prescription opioid habit. Kate Smolina is an expert advisor with EvidenceNetwork.ca. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the School of Population […]
A version of this commentary appeared in the Hill Times, Huffington Post, and the Canadian Healthcare Network The last few years have seen some dramatic changes to the Canada Health Transfer (CHT), which in 2017-18 will total $37.150 billion — no small figure. The Harper era saw the move to a full per capita funding formula without […]
An average paper in a peer-reviewed academic journal is read by no more than 10 people, according to Singapore-based academic, Asit Biswas, and Oxford-researcher, Julian Kirchherr, in their controversial commentary, “Prof, no one is reading you,” which went viral last year.