IHSPR Newsletter – March 2015 – Long descriptions

Figure 1. Total Health Services and Policy Research Investment across Canada (2007/8 to 2011/12)

Canadian Overview $770 million
Yukon $0.03 million
British Columbia $71.3 million
Alberta $58.0 million
Saskatchewan $13.2 million
Manitoba $22.1 million
Ontario $406.8 million
Quebec $160.9 million
New Brunswick $5.5 million
Prince Edward Island $0.2 million
Nova Scotia $20.4 million
Newfoundland & Labrador $2.8 million
Investments not attributed to a province or territory - International $1.2 million
Investments not attributed to a province or territory - Pan-Canadian Organizations $3.4 million
Investments not attributed to a province or territory - Funding Recipient Not Specified (Travel and supporting Awards) $4.3 million

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Figure 2. Health Services and Policy Research Priorities and Strategic Directions

  1. Context, change management, and scaling up innovation in complex systems
  2. Innovation in integrated service delivery models to meet the evolving health needs of canadians
  3. Healthy aging in the community
  4. Health system performance and value-based funding models
  5. eHealth and other innovations that improve person-centred, efficient, quality care

Foundational strategic directions

  • Fund relevant research in priority areas
  • Create learning health systems
  • Foster research and system innovation
  • Accelerate the formation of a skilled cadre of health services and policy researchers
  • Measure HSPR impact
  • Enable timely access to data and promote smart analytics
  • Align academic and system incentives

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