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.

Twice-monthly spotlights to highlight best new evidence about the COVID-19 response

Mar 16, 2021, 09:17 AM
The COVID-19 Evidence Network to support Decision-making (COVID-END) has recently launched two spotlights, both of which organize newly published evidence syntheses and updates to living evidence syntheses according to the public-health measures, clinical-management options, health-system arrangements, and economic and social responses they address.
Title : Twice-monthly spotlights to highlight best new evidence about the COVID-19 response
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As decision-makers across Canada and around the world continue to seek out the best-available, synthesized research evidence to inform their pandemic-response efforts, helping them efficiently focus on only the highest quality and most up-to-date evidence syntheses is important. To help address this need, the COVID-19 Evidence Network to support Decision-making (COVID-END) has recently launched two spotlights, both of which organize newly published evidence syntheses and updates to living evidence syntheses according to the public-health measures, clinical-management options, health-system arrangements, and economic and social responses they address.

The Canadian spotlight draws on the work of the 40+ evidence-synthesis teams contributing to COVID-END in Canada, and profiles new syntheses prepared or living syntheses updated in response to requests from Canadian decision-makers. The global spotlight draws on the COVID-END inventory of best evidence syntheses, and profiles newly added syntheses and newly updated living syntheses from across the globe.

Individuals interested in automatically receiving these spotlights twice a month, as well as documents from the monthly horizon scans, can sign up to receive them.

>> Canadian evidence spotlight (including global evidence spotlight and Canadian horizon scanning)

>> Global evidence spotlight (including global horizon scanning)
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