CHSPR Seminar: Health-Promoting Hospitals

Great in theory, but what about in practice?

Ross Graham, Island Health/University of Victoria

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
12:00–1:00 pm
Room B104, 2206 East Mall
School of Population and Public Health
University of British Columbia

The Ottawa Charter, the Triple Aim and the Affordable Care Act (i.e., ObamaCare) assert that hospitals have an important role in population health improvement beyond provision of medical treatment. However, advancing health promotion in Canadian hospitals has proven a significant challenge, and the optimal role for hospitals in population health improvement remains unclear. Ross Graham will explore research being done to advance this exciting topic, including a study on Canada’s most health promoting hospital.

Ross Graham is Leader, Physician Performance Enhancement, at Island Health and a health services researcher at the University of Victoria. His research focuses on the role of hospitals in population health improvement, illness/injury prevention, and health promotion; and strategies to enhance physician performance.

This seminar is sponsored by the Centre for Health Services and Policy Research in the School of Population and Public Health. Coffee and tea will be provided, but please bring your own lunch. A teleconference option is available upon request; please contact