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Through our Health Systems Learning educational program, we have now trained thousands of health-system leaders from more than 60 countries. This program builds on the experience of Forum Director John Lavis, and offers both face-to-face and online training to system leaders (and those who support them) about how to strengthen health systems, and get the right programs, services and drugs to those who need them.

Course formats

All Health Systems Learning courses are available in multiple formats, which can be customized to suit your individual and organizational needs.

  • You can develop your own skills by registering for one of our:
  • You can also support your team by hosting one of our customized training sessions, which can be tailored by experts at the McMaster Health Forum to meet your organization’s specific needs. Contact us to organize a session for your team.

Course offerings

The Health Systems Learning program offers two courses.

  • Finding and Using Research Evidence to Inform Decision-making in Health Systems and Organizations (available in English/disponible en Français) aims to develop your knowledge about tools and resources available to help health-system leaders use research evidence to clarify problems, frame options, and identify implementation considerations; examine the attitudes that are supportive of using research evidence in system decision-making; and enhance your skills in acquiring, assessing, adapting and applying research evidence. Download the course overview and curriculum for more information.
  • Setting Agendas and Developing and Implementing Policies aims to develop your knowledge about the frameworks and resources available to support health-system leaders in their efforts to set or influence agendas and to develop or influence policies; examine the attitudes that are supportive of setting or influencing agendas and developing or influencing policies; and enhance your skills in setting or influencing agendas and developing or influencing policies. Download the course overview and curriculum for more information.

Have more questions? Want to learn more? Contact Kaelan Moat at forum@mcmaster.ca.

Interested in staying in the loop about upcoming workshops and other news from the McMaster Health Forum? Join thousands of other health-system leaders by signing up to receive our monthly Forum Update e-newsletter.

Related tools and resources

The Forum also provides a range of tools and resources to assist individuals in learning about how to strengthen health systems, and how to get the right programs, services and drugs to those who need them, based on the best available research evidence. Visit our resources page.

Acknowledgments

The Finding and Using Research Evidence to Inform Decision-making in Health Systems and Organizations online course was prepared by the McMaster Health Forum with support from the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to accelerating healthcare improvement in Canada, and with support from Knowledge Translation Canada and Cochrane Canada, two national research networks funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (grant numbers 87776 and 105145 respectively).