Improving the Health of Canadians

CHSPR researchers carry out a diverse program of research and development, delivering the tools and analyses needed to renew health care and improve the health of Canadians.

Health Services and Policy Research

Health services and policy research is a multi-disciplinary field that aims to improve the delivery of health care services and the systems within which they are delivered. CHSPR research focuses on how to provide care that is accessible, effective, safe and of high quality; in ways that are efficient, and that optimize health benefits for patients and populations.

CHSPR Faculty

Our faculty are among Canada’s leading experts in primary health care, health care funding, variations in health services utilization, health human resources, and pharmaceutical policy. We promote interdisciplinarity in our research, training, and knowledge translation activities because contemporary problems in health care systems transcend traditional academic boundaries.

Research Topics

CHSPR researchers publish results and commentary in a wide variety of academic journals, in reports published by the Centre and by other organizations, and in the media. Publication topics include: