McMaster Health Forum launches revamped Health Systems Evidence

Health Systems Evidence (HSE) has recently improved its ability to support policymakers, stakeholders and researchers who want access the best available research evidence in a timely manner. The site now features a number of enhancements, including: responsive design to optimize the interface on both desktop and mobile; a more powerful open search function; a guided search option to help inexperienced users quickly find what they need; and the ability to save preferred searches, save retrieved documents and exports results.

>> Read more about the improvements to Health Systems Evidence

>> Visit Health Systems Evidence

Upcoming Events

March 9 Event: Evidence-Informed Policy Workshop

The McMaster Health Forum is holding an interactive workshop for students interested in health system strengthening and supporting evidence-informed policymaking. Students will learn the steps of evidence-informed policymaking, explore the best available research evidence available on a topic of their choosing, and learn how to use Health Systems Evidence – the world’s most comprehensive free access point for high-quality evidence to support strengthening or reforming health systems. Attendees will also benefit from the expertise of renowned researchers and facilitators who run similar workshops for governments and international agencies, and the opportunity to network with others who share an interest in policy development.

The workshop will be run by Dr. Michael Wilson, Assistant Director, McMaster Health Forum and Dr. Kaelan Moat, Scientific Lead of Health Systems Evidence and Learning, McMaster Health Forum. Please RSVP to by Tuesday March 8 to confirm attendance.

Here is the link to the Facebook Event:


Forum’s Impact Lab now accepting applications for 2016 summer student positions

As part of its commitment to prepare action-oriented leaders in addressing pressing health challenges creatively, the Forum’s Impact Lab is offering exciting summer job opportunities for undergraduate students. In addition to the responsibilities outlined in the job description below, summer 2016 research assistants will have an opportunity to support McMaster Health Forum programs such as stakeholder dialogues and citizen panels.

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