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.

Solving Big Problems of Aging With Affordable Technologies

Jul 13, 2016, 09:34 AM
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By 2051, one in four Canadians will be a senior. Join us July 21st as Dr. Geoff Fernie talks about the development of innovative and affordable solutions that can help Canadians remain in their homes as they age. 

Solving Big Problems of Aging With Affordable Technologies
When: Thurday, July 21, 2016. 4:30 - 5:45 p.m. EDT
Where: Sheraton Hamilton Ballroom, 116 King Street West, Hamilton, ON
For more details, see the event poster.

All are welcome to attend this free public event, which will include an opportunity for audience questions. No registration required. 

Follow the discussion on Twitter at #MacAging and #CSB2016. Follow @Mac_AgingNews and @MacHealthForum

This public talk is organized by the Canadian Society for Biomechanics and the McMaster Health Forum. It is supported by the Canadian Society for Biomechanics and McMaster University's Labarge Optimal Aging Initiative.

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