It’s time to move health research out of the academy and into the community

It’s time to move health research out of the academy and into the community

Canadians can be proud that our graduates are among the most productive and respected researchers in the fields of health services, health policy and health economics. Yet our own health system continues to under-perform.

Backgrounder: Making Sense of the U.S. Health Care System: A Primer

Backgrounder: Making Sense of the U.S. Health Care System: A Primer

The U.S. health care system is not a universally accessible system – it is a publicly and privately-funded patchwork of fragmented systems and programs. Insured Americans are covered by both public and private health insurance, with a majority covered by private insurance plans through their employers.

Comparing the performance of health systems around the world just got a little easier

Comparing the performance of health systems around the world just got a little easier

One morning, the media headline pronounces Canada’s health system should model that found in the Netherlands; the next week, we should follow Germany’s example, and yet another says Australia is leading the pack. Then there are the inevitable comparisons to the U.S. health system.

New Panel of International Journalists offers support to journalists covering health systems from around the world

New Panel of International Journalists offers support to journalists covering health systems from around the world

(Winnipeg, MB) Nine health journalists from seven countries are now available as a free resource for journalists covering health systems and health policy issues from around the world.