skip to main content
logo

McMaster Health Forum | Impact - Embed Supports

 

We have helped provincial, national and international health-system leaders make more consistent use of the best available research evidence in strengthening their systems, and in getting the right programs, services and drugs to those who need them. We have also watched with great interest as health-system leaders have taken steps on their own to institutionalize evidence-informed decision-making.  

Two examples among many of our impact include:

  • the World Health Organization overhauling its guidance-development process as a result of our documentation of significant opportunities for improvement in how research evidence is incorporated in the process; and
  • many health-system leaders enhancing their use of research evidence as a result of Julia Belluz’s Science-ish column in Maclean’s magazine, which we supported in terms of both developing her capacity to find the evidence against which to assess the claims being made by these leaders and helping her to identify experts who could speak to that evidence as part of her column (all of which she continues to do in her new role at Vox, an online news organization based in the United States)

More from the Forum

McMaster Health Forum and WHO partner to support evidence-informed policymaking

Recognizing the valuable contributions made by the McMaster Health Forum over the past eight years, the World Health Organization (WHO) and its region... Read More

Supporting the use of evidence – new partnership between McMaster and the Caribbean Centre for Health Systems Research and Development

The McMaster Health Forum is pleased to announce a formal collaboration with the Caribbean Centre for Health Systems Research and Development (CCHSRD)... Read More

Adapting policy-support mechanisms to help achieve the non-health SDGs

While evidence-informed policymaking approaches have helped drive progress in many health systems around the world, a new partnership among the Forum,... Read More

Expanding the scope of Social Systems Evidence

With a growing international focus on evidence-informed policymaking to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we’re excited to announ... Read More

Forum hosting in-person workshop for citizens on finding and using research evidence and understanding the Ontario health system

On December 1, the McMaster Health Forum will be hosting a workshop for citizens of Ontario who are interested in learning about how to find and use r... Read More