skip to main content
logo

Learn How | Online Courses for Citizens

 

Want to better understand how the health and social systems work and how you can better advocate for changes that would improve these systems for you and your family? Enhance your knowledge with one of our free courses for citizens:

Finding and using research evidence: A guide for citizens

In this free online course, you’ll be provided with solutions to overcome the most commonly cited frustrations people have when trying to access research evidence. Prepared by the McMaster Health Forum with support from the Ontario SPOR SUPPORT Unit, the course is now available online as a set of eight videos:

Here are helpful resources that are drawn on in the course:

Don’t miss the most important resource for citizen-targeted evidence about healthy aging:

Understanding how to navigate the health system

Knowing how your health system works will better you to navigate the system, identify opportunities to make things better, and advocate for changes that you’d like to see. This free online course describes the 'building blocks' of Ontario’s health system as well as how those building blocks are used to provide care in the province in different ways (e.g., by sector, condition, treatment, population). While Ontario is the example, these principles are useful to understanding health systems other jurisdictions in Canada and internationally.

Prepared by the McMaster Health Forum with support from the Ontario SPOR SUPPORT Unit, the course is now available online as a set of six videos:

Here are helpful resources that are drawn on in the course:

Don’t miss the most important resource for citizen-targeted evidence about healthy aging:

Masterclass on patient-oriented research

The Forum’s masterclass was designed to prepare future champions for the conduct and use of patient-oriented research and future mentors to others becoming involved in the conduct and use of patient-oriented research. While we are not currently planning any Masterclass sessions, you can access all of the course material to learn more about patient-oriented research.

Virtual masterclass on patient-oriented research

The Forum and its collaborators are pleased to be hosting a ‘virtual’ version of the masterclass on the conduct and use of patient-oriented research in Ontario’s health system. All sessions will be conducted online using Webex. Learn more and register.

More from the Forum

PERLSS hosts one-year anniversary meeting, receives additional grant and welcomes new partner

On their one-year anniversary, members of the Partners for Evidence-driven Rapid Learning in Social Systems (PERLSS) network will meet in Addis Addaba... Read More

Happy holidays!

Wishing you a joyful holiday season and a happy and healthy 2020 on behalf of the McMaster Health Forum team. Read More

Forum launches new training model to support stakeholders and policymakers

Given the success of this new training model, we will be making it available to stakeholders everywhere, and we encourage colleagues across Canada to ... Read More

Funding for the OHT Central Program of Supports

Last Friday the Minister of Health, Christine Elliott, wrote to all health-system partners contributing to the OHT Central Program of Supports to conf... Read More

Achieving the SDGs: SDSN side-events to the 74th Regular Session of the United Nations General Assembly

Representatives from the McMaster Health Forum (a partner of Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Canada) and Monash Sustainable Developme... Read More