New Alliance Board chair takes over

A warm welcome to Professor David Peters, new Alliance Board chair

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.

New Health Policy and Systems Research Training Database

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.

Opportunity for health policy decision makers to attend the 4th Global Symposium on HSR

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.

Advancing the field of health systems research synthesis

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.

Recent news

  • 11 February

    New teaching slides: A systems approach to medicines

    A new package of slides has been developed to support educators in teaching systems approaches to medicines issues. The content of the slides is based on the Alliance`s flagship report Medicines in Health Systems: Advancing access, affordability and appropriate use (2014).

  • 1 February

    Sharing Lessons from Systematic Reviews and Models for Evidence Uptake

    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.

  • 7 January

    Making systematic reviews more policy-relevant

    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.

  • 4 December

    Webinar Recap: Lessons from Collaborative Models to Enhance Decision-Making

    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.

Call for proposals

Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

What is Health Policy and Systems Research?

Health policy and systems research (HPSR) is an interdisciplinary field that seeks to understand and improve how societies organize themselves in achieving collective health goals, and how different actors interact in the policy and implementation processes to contribute to policy outcomes.

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