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The McMaster Health Forum has integrated its evidence services into the newly enhanced Health Systems Evidence site's 'save and subscribe to search' function. You can log into your Health Systems Evidence account, or create a new account if you don't already have one, and manage your subscriptions by choosing the 'saved searches' option from the account drop-down menu. This allows you to save and subscribe to your favourite search, which will send you new evidence added to Health Systems Evidence each month that is identified with your search strategy. You can also choose one of the McMaster Health Forum's 'curated searches' that link to issues addressed by the Stakeholder Dialogue program, in order to receive new evidence each month that is relevant to each dialogue topic.

Archive of previous evidence services

Pharmacist prescribing in home and community care settings
This evidence service was initiated following the McMaster Health Forum’s preparation of an evidence brief and convening of a stakeholder dialogue on the topic in June 2015. The evidence brief was prepared, and the stakeholder dialogue convened, with support from the Government of Ontario through two Health System Research Fund grants: 1) “Fostering innovation and evaluating the effectiveness of Ontario pharmacist-led medication management programs,” an interdisciplinary multi-site research program known as OPEN – the Ontario Pharmacy Research Collaboration – based at the University of Waterloo; and 2) “Harnessing evidence and values for health system excellence,” an interdisciplinary research and knowledge-translation program at McMaster University. The evidence service will continue through June 2016.

September/October 2015
August 2015
July 2015

Preventing interpersonal and self-directed violence and injuries
This evidence service was initiated following the McMaster Health Forum’s preparation of an evidence brief and convening of a stakeholder dialogue on the topic in June 2015. The evidence brief was prepared, and the stakeholder dialogue convened, with support from the Caribbean Public Health Agency and the Pan American Health Organization. The evidence service will continue through June 2016.

September/October 2015
August 2015
July 2015

Advancing national childhood cancer-care strategies
This evidence service was initiated following the McMaster Health Forum’s preparation of an evidence brief and convening of a stakeholder dialogue on the topic in June 2015. The evidence brief was prepared, and the stakeholder dialogue convened, with support from the Union for International Cancer Control. The evidence service will continue through June 2016.

September/October 2015
August 2015
July 2015

Optimizing clinical practice based on data, evidence and guidelines
This evidence service was initiated following the McMaster Health Forum’s preparation of an evidence brief and convening of a stakeholder dialogue on the topic in March 2015. The evidence brief was prepared, and the stakeholder dialogue convened, with support from the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario and the Government of Ontario (through a Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Health System Research Fund grant entitled Harnessing Evidence and Values for Health System Excellence). The evidence service will continue through March 2016.

September/October 2015
August 2015 
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015

Improving leadership capacity in primary and community care
This evidence service was initiated following the McMaster Health Forum’s preparation of an evidence brief and convening of a stakeholder dialogue on the topic in January 2015. The evidence brief was prepared, and the stakeholder dialogue convened, with support from the Government of Ontario (through a Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Health System Research Fund grant entitled Harnessing Evidence and Values for Health System Excellence). The evidence service will continue through January 2016.

September/October 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015

Optimal Aging
This evidence service was initiated to reflect the McMaster Health Forum's key role in addressing the challenges of supporting the rapidly growing population of aging Canadians. It is supported by the Labarge Charitable Foundation. The service follows the completion of a year-long evidence service focused on organizing a care system for older adults. Archived issues of that service can be found below on this page.

September/October 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013

Evidence services that are no longer active

Public and patient engagement in HTA
This evidence service was initiated following the McMaster Health Forum's preparation of an evidence brief and convening of a stakeholder dialogue on the topic in May 2014. The evidence brief was prepared, and the stakeholder dialogue convened, with support from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), through a Roadmap Signature Initiative in Evidence-Informed Healthcare Renewal grant for a Healthcare Renewal Policy Analysis, and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, through a Health System Research Fund grant entitled Harnessing Evidence and Values for Health System Excellence. The evidence service will continue through May 2015.

May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014

Supporting people with multimorbidity
This evidence service was initiated following the McMaster Health Forum's preparation of an issue brief and convening of a stakeholder dialogue on the topic in October 2013. The issue brief was prepared, and the stakeholder dialogue convened, with support from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, and McMaster University's Labarge Optimal Aging Initiative. The evidence service will continue through October 2014.

October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013

Optimal screening approaches in Canada
This evidence service was initiated following the McMaster Health Forum's preparation of an evidence brief and convening of a stakeholder dialogue on the topic in October 2013. The evidence brief was prepared, and the stakeholder dialogue convened, with support from the Health Council of Canada. The evidence service will continue through October 2014.

October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013

End-of-life communication, decision-making and care

This evidence service was initiated following the McMaster Health Forum's preparation of an evidence brief and convening of a stakeholder dialogue on the topic in September 2013. The evidence brief was prepared, and the stakeholder dialogue convened, with support from the Ontario Medical Association and McMaster University’s Labarge Optimal Aging Initiative. The evidence service will continue through September 2014.

September 2014
August 2014
July 2014

June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013

Specialty clinics in Ontario
This evidence service was initiated following the McMaster Health Forum's preparation of an evidence brief and convening of a stakeholder dialogue on the topic in May 2013. The evidence brief was prepared, and the stakeholder dialogue convened, with support from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care through a Health System Research Fund grant. The evidence service will continue through May 2014.

May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013

Avoidable mortality
This evidence service was initiated following the McMaster Health Forum's preparation of an issue brief and convening of a stakeholder dialogue on the topic in February 2013. The issue brief was prepared, and the stakeholder dialogue convened, with support from the Canadian Insistute for Health Information. The evidence service will continue through February 2014.

February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013

Preventing suicide in Canada
This evidence service was initiated following the McMaster Health Forum's preparation of an evidence brief and convening of a stakeholder dialogue on the topic in November 2012. The evidence brief was prepared, and the stakeholder dialogue convened, with support from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. The evidence service will continue through November 2013.

November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012

Promoting healthy weights using population-based interventions
This evidence service was initiated following the McMaster Health Forum's preparation of an evidence brief and convening of a stakeholder dialogue on the topic in September 2012. The evidence brief was prepared, and the stakeholder dialogue convened, with support from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research through the Expedited Knowledge Synthesis Program. The evidence service will continue through September 2013.

September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012

Coordinating the use of genetic tests and related services
This evidence service was initiated following the McMaster Health Forum’s preparation of an evidence brief and convening of a stakeholder dialogue on the topic in June 2012. The evidence brief was prepared, and the stakeholder dialogue convened, with support from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research through the Expedited Knowledge Synthesis Program. The evidence service will continue through June 2013.

June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012

Hospital-based tobacco-use cessation supports
This evidence service was initiated following the McMaster Health Forum's preparation of an evidence brief and convening of a stakeholder dialogue on the topic in January 2012. The evidence brief was prepared and the stakeholder dialogue was convened with support from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. The evidence service will continue through January 2013.

January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012

Organizing a care system for older adults
This evidence service was initiated following the McMaster Health Forum's preparation of an evidence brief and convening of a stakeholder dialogue on the topic in November 2011. The evidence brief was prepared and the stakeholder dialogue was convened with support from the Labarge Charitable Foundation. The evidence service will continue through December 2012.

December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011

Enhancing transitions for cancer patients
This evidence service was initiated following the McMaster Health Forum’s preparation of an evidence brief and convening of a stakeholder dialogue on the topic in April 2011. The evidence brief was prepared, and the stakeholder dialogue convened, with support from Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care through the Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC) Alternative Funding Plan (AFP) Innovation Fund. The evidence service will continue through April 2012.

April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011

Supporting chronic pain management
This evidence service was initiated following the McMaster Health Forum’s preparation of an evidence brief and convening of a stakeholder dialogue on the topic in December 2009. A second dialogue, informed by an issue brief and focused more specifically on engaging decision-makers in supporting chronic pain management, was held in April 2011. The evidence brief was prepared, and the stakeholder dialogue convened, with support from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care through the Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC) Alternative Funding Plan (AFP) Innovation Fund and with support from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research through the Community Alliances for Health Research and Knowledge Translation in Pain (CAHR Pain). The issue brief and second dialogue were supported by CAHR Pain and the Canadian Pain Summit. The evidence service will continue through April 2012.

April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010

Strengthening primary healthcare
This evidence service was initiated following the McMaster Health Forum’s preparation of an evidence brief and convening of a stakeholder dialogue on the topic in May 2009, and the preparation of an issue brief and convening of a second stakeholder dialogue in January 2010. A third dialogue, informed by an issue brief and focused more specifically on quality improvement, was held in June 2010. The evidence brief and first issue brief were prepared, and the first two stakeholder dialogues convened, with support from the Health Council of Canada. The second issue brief was prepared, and the third stakeholder dialogue convened, with support from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term care. The evidence service will continue through June 2011.

June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009

Rural health
This evidence service was initiated following the McMaster Health Forum’s preparation of an evidence brief and convening of a stakeholder dialogue on developing a rural health strategy for Saskatchewan in June 2010. The evidence brief was prepared, and the stakeholder dialogue convened, with support from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) through the Evidence on Tap - Expedited Knowledge Synthesis Program. Saskatchewan Health partnered with CIHR on this initiative. The evidence service will continue through June 2011.

June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010

Strengthening chronic disease management
This evidence service was initiated following the McMaster Health Forum’s preparation of an evidence brief and convening of a stakeholder dialogue on the topic in October 2009. The evidence brief was prepared, and the stakeholder dialogue convened, with support from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care through the Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC) Alternative Funding Plan (AFP) Innovation Fund and through Continuing Professional Development Ontario (CPD-O). The evidence service continued through October 2010.

October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009

Optimizing diabetes management
This evidence service was initiated following the McMaster Health Forum’s preparation of an evidence brief and convening of a stakeholder dialogue on the topic in November 2009. The evidence brief was prepared, and the stakeholder dialogue convened, with support from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. The evidence service continued through November 2010.

November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009

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