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.

Lead the pack and make a difference in health policymaking. Find out more about our April workshop.

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Want to up your game in how you use research evidence to inform the pressing health system policy issues you’re facing? Our April workshop is your chance to master the skills needed to find and use the best available research evidence! 

Register now for the five-day workshop - April 24 -28, 2017.

We’ve now trained hundreds of health system leaders from more than 60 countries around the world. Don’t miss your chance to attend our April workshop on finding and using research evidence to inform decision-making in health systems and organizations.

“I now have [awareness of] great new resources that I did not know existed” - policymaker who attended a workshop delivered to staff at the Manitoba Ministry of Health, Healthy Living and Seniors in collaboration with Research Manitoba.

Training workshops are open for individual registrations on a first-come basis. The workshops consist of a combination of online instruction and an in-person workshop in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The workshop fee is $2480 (all prices shown are in Canadian dollars).

Have more questions? Want to learn more? Visit our Learn How page or contact the workshop instructor directly at hslearn@mcmaster.ca.

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