Affiliations & Partnerships

 McMaster Health Foru​m​ 


The mission of the McMaster Health forum is to harness the best available evidence, convene concerned citizens and influential thinkers and doers, and prepare action-oriented leaders to meet pressing health challenges creatively.The Health Systems Evidence database, created by the Forum,   is a 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.  Read More >

Center for Systematic Reviews on Health Policy and Systems Research (SPARK)​​  


The mission of SPARK is to produce high-quality systematic reviews that respond to health policy and systems prio​rity issues at the national and regional levels. The center will also develop the capacity of young researchers in the Region in conducting systematic reviews of Health Policy and Systems Research. Read More >

Evidence Informe​d Policy Network​​ (EVIPNet)​


EVIPNet promotes the systematic use of health research evidence in policy-making. Focusing on low and middle-income countries, EVIPNet promotes partnerships at the country level between policy-makers, researchers and civil society in order to facilitate both policy development and policy implementation through the use of the best scientific evidence available. EVIPNet comprises networks that bring together country-level teams, which are coordinated at both regional and global levels. Read More >