4 February 2016 | The Alliance is pleased to announce that Professor David Peters, chair of the Department of International Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, has taken over from John-Arne Røttingen as the new chair of its Board.
6 January 2016 | The Health Systems Global Thematic Working Group on Teaching and Learning Health Policy and Systems Research has launched an interactive HPSR training database. The database features course information including instructional language, location, and education levels for each training plus syllabi, competencies and learning materials that are all searchable.
17 December 2015 | The Alliance is seeking applications from health policy decision makers from low- and middle-income countries to attend the 4th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Vancouver, Canada in November 2016.
30 November 2015 | Ensuring high-quality information is available to inform policy-making remains a challenge in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Addressing this requires different strategies of generating, gathering and synthesizing health systems research (HSR). HSR synthesis – encompassing methods of gathering and synthesizing the results of multiple studies – is one such approach to informing policy-making aimed at improving health systems performance.
The importance of early engagement of decision-makers when setting priorities and conducting HSR reviews was the key message highlighted in a presentation by Dr Etienne Langlois (Alliance) at the 8th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health held 14-15 December in Washington, DC.
The Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordinating Centre (EPPI-Centre), UCL Institute of Education, University College London has produced a study brief on an Alliance-funded project to better understand and improve the policy-relevance of systematic reviews for health systems research.
On 23 November, the Alliance hosted a webinar to share the key outcomes and findings from its programme on Collaborative Models to Enhance Decision-Making. The aim of the programme was to explore innovative approaches to promote research uptake in health policy development and implementation.
The Report of the Expert Consultation on Primary Care Systems Profiles & Performance (PRIMASYS) is now available. The Report details recommendations from the July consultation, which will be used to inform the design and implementation of 20 case studies that will be undertaken as part of the PRIMASYS project.