About the Evidence Network of Canadian Health Policy
The project links journalists with health policy experts to provide access to credible, evidence-based information. We also create original OpEds, articles, infographics, posters and videos on health policy topics for publication in the mainstream media. Since 2011, we’ve had over 1500 original articles and OpEds appear in every major newspaper across the country, as well as a wide range of regional and niche media outlets in English and French.
This site provides the latest findings on controversial health policy and direct access to health policy experts. For more details about our project, see the recent articles about EvidenceNetwork.ca in the BMJ’s Evidence-Based Medicine, Healthcare Policy, University Affairs and in J-Source.ca: Health-care primers for journalists; Absence of evidence is evidence of absence in health policy and Canadians care about healthcare, so why don’t we see more health policy news coverage?
We have a network of independent, highly-qualified researchers and experts across the country who respond to requests for information and interviews quickly to meet deadlines. EvidenceNetwork.ca provides information on timely topics and breaking health policy stories. We aim to make sense of the often complex and controversial issues facing Canadians and their healthcare system.
Why? Because the public debate around health policy is important to Canadians. An informed, non-partisan interface between healthcare research and media is key to enriching the public dialogue about current controversial health policy issues, including:
- aging population impact
- rising drug costs
- health care accessibility
- private sector financing/delivery
- user fees
- sustainability of the health care system
EvidenceNetwork.ca is committed to working with the media to build a healthy dialogue around Canadian healthcare.
EvidenceNetwork.ca has been established with the help of grant funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Research Manitoba, as well as extensive consultation with experienced media advisors, researchers across the country, and third party evidence brokers including the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement, and the Canadian Institute for Health Information.
Information on EvidenceNetwork.ca Funding
Information on EvidenceNetwork.ca Third-Party Brokers of Research Evidence
Information on EvidenceNetwork.ca Collaborators