Health Services & Systems

Royal Jubilee Hospital

Researchers in this cluster focus on the delivery of health care services from the micro to the systemic levels. Topic areas include, but are not limited to:

• home and community care
• primary care
• organizational culture
• leadership in health care organizations
• evidence-based practice and health policy

To read publications from researchers in this cluster, visit our research blog!

Join us as we present Café Scientifique: Sharing Best Strategies for Inclusion of Mental Health Patients and Families in Research 

The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that 1 in 8 people worldwide live with a mental illness, which has only increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. There is increasing evidence of inequitable access to appropriate mental health services for patients with mental health conditions.

To mitigate systemic inequities related to accessing these services, interdisciplinary collaborations with people with lived mental health experiences are needed. Strategies for meaningful inclusion of patients and families living with mental health problems are needed to promote equitable mental health services and support. 

The purpose of this Café Scientifique is to promote meaningful dialogue with members of the public on best practices for Strategies for Patient-Orientated Research (SPOR). Our objectives for this presentation are:

  • Share evidence-based SPOR related to mental health with patients, general public, and scholars.
  • Identify knowledge gaps in mental health related to SPOR.
  • Identify research priorities in mental health research from diverse knowledge users (patients, clinicians, public).

To get a better understanding of the audience, the organizing committee is asking all attendees to fill out this short survey: 

This event is free to attend though registration is required. 

View the Event Agenda here. 


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Funded in part by Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). 

The Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health is committed to supporting equity, inclusion and diversity. Participants with diverse perspectives are welcomed and valued as strong, beneficial resources.