August 17, 2021
AcademyHealth today published the final recommendations report developed by the Advisory Group on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in Health Services and Policy Research. The report will help inform the development of a sustainable, action-oriented strategy to address diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field. AcademyHealth is seeking community input on the recommendations, and will use that feedback to prioritize a detailed implementation plan, to be released later this fall.
July 5, 2021
We Want Your Input
Thank you for your interest in contributing to the development of Canada’s National Long-Term Care (LTC) Services standard.
The Standards Council of Canada (SCC), Health Standards Organization (HSO) and Canadian Standards Association (CSA Group) are working collaboratively on developing two new national standards for LTC that are shaped by the needs of residents, families and the LTC workforce.
Let’s get started!
April 19, 2021
The field of long-term care, ranging from nursing homes to home-based care, has been evolving in the U.S. and around the world for decades. The COVID-19 pandemic laid bare a range of deficiencies and challenges, and also illuminated strengths and innovations in care; together, they create an urgency and suggest strategies to move toward a better future.
To focus on necessary changes and potential solutions, JAMDA – the Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine – is soliciting manuscripts…
April 12, 2021
We are looking for people who share our passion for inspiring positive change that improves the quality and safety of health and social services.
We welcome you to apply or nominate someone to be a part of HSO’s National Long-Term Care Services Standard Technical Committee. The National Long-Term Care Services standard will provide LTC homes across Canada with evidence-based best practices to provide safe, reliable and high quality care for residents.
If you are interested in joining…
March 3, 2021
Leading experts share the latest insights on COVID-19 variants, from how they’re spreading to the effectiveness of available vaccines.
About this Event
On March 23rd, join The Globe and Mail's National Health Reporter Kelly Grant and leading experts as they explore and answer your questions about COVID-19 variants, discussing how they are spreading, the severity of the illness and if the currently available vaccines protect people from them.
For more details, visit https://www.globeandmaile…
February 18, 2021
Burnout was already far too common in the healthcare workforce before the pandemic, but COVID-19 has made the situation much worse. Healthcare workers in Canada are experiencing endemic levels of burnout directly related to understaffing and work overload. Join us as Dr. Ivy Bourgeault, uOttawa Chair in Gender, Diversity & the Professions, and Lead of the Canadian Health Workforce Network, discusses poor health workforce planning and why data to support planning is critical.
February 17, 2021
The RSC Policy Briefing entitled “Seeking Shelter: Homelessness and COVID-19” is now freely and publicly available here.
"Those experiencing homelessness are among our most vulnerable when faced with the consequences of the COVID pandemic,” says Dr. Jeff Turnbull, Chair of the Working Group. “While immediate strategies must be put in place to protect this community, this report also calls for a comprehensive housing strategy to end homelessness and the vulnerability of those who…
February 10, 2021
The Hill Times Policy Briefing on Health is out
The pandemic has made the topic of "health" top of mind for both the private and public sector. In this Health Policy Briefing:
- The latest on the COVID-19 vaccines and the vaccine rollout
- A look at the increasing need for long-term beds and resources for seniors; Canada’s aging population and the increasing pressure on Canada’s healthcare system
- What the Government of Canada is doing to deal with drug shortages
- The deepening opioid crisis…
February 10, 2021
PLOS ONE and our panel of expert Guest Editors are launching a new health services collection that will aim to address the different issues surrounding health care access, including physical and virtual access, quality of services provided and cost and affordability.
We encourage you to submit your research to PLOS ONE to be considered for this collection and help researchers around the world discover new insights into the health care services.
Collection research areas:
- Health services…
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