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Celebrating ten years of supporting evidence-informed policymaking

 
Mar 28, 2019 |

To celebrate our 10th Anniversary, we’ve just released a report that looks back at the many accomplishments of the McMaster Health Forum since being launched in 2009. Over the past decade, the Forum has harnessed research evidence, citizen values and stakeholder insights to help strengthen health systems and get the right programs, services and products to the people who need them. Through Forum+ we’re now broadening our work to include social systems and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

To celebrate this 10-year milestone, we’re looking back on our growth and impact and thanking partners and supporters. Our report highlights our accomplishments in:

  • supporting evidence-informed policy (EIP) about health and social systems in Canada
  • founding and enabling partnerships that support EIP about health systems internationally
  • founding and enabling partnerships that support EIP about the SDGs in Canada and internationally

“Thanks to our incredible partners and supporters, and our staff and students, we’ve helped to make research evidence, citizen values and stakeholder insights a regular part of the policymaking conversation in many parts of Canada and around the world,” said John Lavis, Director of the McMaster Health Forum | Forum+.

The report also shares how we’re now making citizen empowerment a growing focus of our work. We’re also considering how we can best support the growing use of a ‘rapid-learning system lens’ across Canada and internationally.

We already work with a diverse array of individuals and organizations, but we’re always looking for ways to expand our networks. If you’re interested in working with us to make an impact on health or social systems, contact us at forum@mcmaster.ca.

We’re excited to see what the next ten years bring!

Read the full ten-year report.

McMaster Health Forum's 10-year anniversary

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