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Event Title QUERI Implementation Research
Event Description Health Systems Evidence – Evidence to Support Policymaking and Management (Part 1) Find decision-relevant research evidence at www.healthsystemsevidence.org – a newly re-designed and continuously updated repository of syntheses of research evidence about governance, financial and delivery arrangements within health systems, and about implementation strategies that can support change in health systems. Participants will learn about Health Systems Evidence… why use it, what’s in it, how it was developed, how to search it, what a search will retrieve, and how to sign up to receive monthly updates. Use of Health Systems Evidence will be demonstrated using several topical questions that policymakers, managers and stakeholders may be asking.
  Date 9/14/2010
  Start time 12:00pm
  End time 1:00pm

 Name  About the presenter
Lori Greco, MHSc
Lori Greco holds a Master of Health Science from the University of Toronto and has over 15 years experience in health promotion and knowledge translation. In the inaugural Knowledge Translation Branch at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Lori participated in the national consultation and contributed to CIHR's first Knowledge Translation Strategic Plan. She was a leader in evidence-informed public health practice during her tenure at the Region of Peel Public Health Department. In her role as Knowledge Broker, based at McMaster University, Lori currently leads initiatives to improve evidence-informed policy and public health decision-making for the Policy Liaison Office of the Canadian Cochrane Centre, and for Health Evidence.
Presenting: Health Systems Evidence – Evidence to Support Policymaking and Management (Part 1)
Kaelan Moat, MSc.
Kaelan is currently a first year PhD Student in the Health Policy program at the Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis (CHEPA), McMaster University. Kaelan currently holds the CHEPA Doctoral Fellowship and is being supervised by Dr. John Lavis. His areas of interest include analyzing the effectiveness of synergistic efforts to link research evidence to health systems policy decisions, with an emphasis on low- and middle-income countries. He has also explored the impact of decentralization policy in India on its public health system and has a keen interest in comparative health systems studies in both low- and high-income countries. He is currently working within the Program in Policy Decision-Making as a research assistant on a project with the Canadian Cochrane Network and Centre to help develop a database of systematic reviews focusing solely on health systems research. Prior to arriving at McMaster, Kaelan earned a Master of Science degree at the London School of Economics and Political Science in International Health Policy and has worked for NGOs in both Canada and India.
Presenting: Health Systems Evidence – Evidence to Support Policymaking and Management (Part 1)

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