What is health services and policy research?
Health services and policy research is aimed at generating knowledge to address issues related to health service design and delivery and development of health-related policy.
It includes such diverse areas as health outcomes research, technology assessment, knowledge translation, health economics and economic evaluation, patient/public engagement and health workforce planning.
What are we doing in the area of health services and policy research?
All health areas are included from development of healthy public policy, to evaluation of health promotion initiatives, to researching chronic disease management interventions, to organization of acute care services. Much of this work, which is designed to respond to practical and current issues, is conducted in collaboration with partners in the larger community and response to issues of current concern.
What is the focus of our research?
Our current research activities include work in the:
- Health Technology and Policy Unit (HTPU)
- Alliance for Canadian Health Outcomes Research in Diabetes (ACHORD)
- Alberta Centre for Injury Control and Research (ACICR)