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.

Webinar: a critical description of the Ugandan Health System

May 25, 2016, 15:21 PM
Title : Webinar: a critical description of the Ugandan Health System
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Join us on May 27th as Boniface Mutatina, a McMaster Health Forum Queen Elizabeth Scholar in Strengthening Health Systems, provides a critical overview of the Ugandan healthcare system.

A critical description of the Ugandan Health System
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The Ugandan health system, like other systems, aims to achieve, promote and sustain good health for its people. The health system has been evolving over the last 3 to 4 decades to handle emerging concerns and challenges to the health situation in the country. Currently, healthcare delivery is done through a decentralized framework mostly, through modern and to some extent traditional practices. According to international health indicators, healthcare in Uganda is becoming more accessible and robustly a public donor-private interlinked sector. The aim of this paper is to provide a critical description of the Uganda healthcare system; it utilizes the WHO framework to provide a detailed description of the Uganda Health System.
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