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.

Student opportunities - Forum now accepting applications for 2021 summer positions

Feb 3, 2021, 10:29 AM
As part of its commitment to prepare action-oriented leaders in addressing pressing health- and social-system challenges creatively, the Forum is offering exciting summer job opportunities for undergraduate students.
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As part of its commitment to prepare action-oriented leaders in addressing pressing health- and social-system challenges creatively, the Forum is offering exciting summer job opportunities for undergraduate students.

McMaster Health Forum’s Impact Lab - 2021 Summer Research Assistant, Health Systems Evidence
The Research Assistant will work directly with the Forum’s Impact Lab staff and faculty and will play an important role in several aspects of activities associated with the ongoing development and maintenance of Health Systems Evidence.
Read the full position description.

McMaster Health Forum’s Impact Lab - 2021 Summer Research Assistant, Social Systems Evidence
The Research Assistant will work directly with the Forum’s Impact Lab staff and faculty and will play an important role in several aspects of activities associated with the ongoing development and maintenance of Social Systems Evidence.
Read the full position description.

McMaster Health Forum - 2021 Summer Research Assistant
The Research Assistant will work directly with the Forum staff and faculty, will interact with a variety of internal and external stakeholders and will play an important role in several aspects of the McMaster Health Forum's activities.
Read the full position description.

Applications will be considered as they are received. There are a limited number of positions available, so candidates are encouraged to apply early with a final deadline of 4 p.m. on 11 March 2021.

For more information about these positions and how to apply, please see the full position descriptions.

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