After many years of success, is no longer in operation. We would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the organization over the past decade including our dedicated researchers, newspaper editors, readers and funders. However, now it is time to move onto new ways of looking at knowledge mobilization and policy. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Shannon Sampert at

We have built a sickness care system rather than a health system

With permission from the University of Manitoba   André Picard is the public health reporter at The Globe and Mail and one of Canada’s top public policy writers. He is the author of the best-selling books CRITICAL CARE: Canadian Nurses Speak For Change and THE GIFT OF DEATH: Confronting Canada’s Tainted Blood Tragedy. He is […]

End of life care options limited

Palliative care doctors who see dying differently. Most seniors say they want to die at home. However, about half of seniors are dying in hospitals, according to research by Verena Menec, the Director of the University of Manitoba’s Centre on Aging. She says many of these patients don’t need to die in the hospital. They […]

Comparing the quality of nursing home care in Manitoba and the U.S., with Dr. Malcolm Doupe & Trudy Lieberman (38.6 min)

Which system provides the best care for the best value? Larry Kusch of the Winnipeg Free Press asks Dr. Malcolm Doupe of the University of Manitoba, and US journalist Trudy Lieberman about the quality of nursing home care in Canada and the United States.

Hip and knee implants need improved monitoring and assessment, with Dr. Eric Bohm (5.6 min)

Hip and knee implants need improved monitoring and assessment: A billion dollar a year industry in Canada Dr. Eric Bohm from the University of Manitoba explains how hip and knee surgeries could learn a thing or two from the automotive industry about quality control, transparency and regulation.

Canada falling short on foster care, with Dr. Marni Brownell (5.08 min)

According to information from the Centres of Excellence for Children’s Well-Being (CECW), there were 67,000 children in out-of-home care in Canada on one day in 2007, which translates into one of the highest rates of kids in foster care in the world. Dr. Marni Brownell addresses why this is the case, and what we should […]

Making evidence matter: The founding of and why it’s more important than ever, with Noralou Roos (5.8 min)

Dr. Noralou Roos, Director of, speaks about the founding of the Network, what role it plays in bringing health policy evidence into mainstream media, and why it’s more important than ever.

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