CIHR-IPPH Thinking About Implementation Systems Research for Population Health Interventions

The event will start on: Feb 21, 01:00pm EST
And will end on: Feb 21, 02:30pm EST

For any technical questions or additional information on the webinar, please contact Emma Cohen, CIHR-IPPH Knowledge Translation and Communications Officer at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute of Population and Public Health (CIHR-IPPH) is hosting a webinar on Systems for Implementation of Population Health Interventions on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 from 1:00-2:30pm EST.

Systems for implementation of population health interventions in public health and other sectors is one of CIHR-IPPH's strategic research priorities. Population health interventions are policy, program and resource distribution approaches that address the determinants of health and exert their influence through organizational and other system levels rather than through clinical approaches targeting individual patients and their families.

Implementation systems within and outside of the health sector are required to initiate, support, sustain, and scale-up population health interventions. Factors influencing such systems include interorganizational, interjurisdictional, and intersectoral governance structures; leadership support; priority-setting and resource allocation processes; and, human resource, legal and administrative capacities.

Some examples could include:

- Intersectoral engagement regarding population health interventions and their potential scale-up (i.e., through broader and more equitable implementation of the intervention)

- Whole-of government approaches to consider health in all policies

- Applications of systems thinking or complexity science to understand implementation systems for population health interventions

For more information on the CIHR-IPPH strategic research priority on implementation systems, please refer to the strategic plan.

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Dr. Nancy Edwards, Scientific Director, CIHR-IPPH, will present a working definition of systems for implementation and present examples of research foci.  Dr. Louise Potvin, Professor, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Université de Montréal and Scientific Director, Centre Léa-Roback sur les inégalités sociales de santé de Montréal, will present research examples that address various aspects of systems for implementation research including intersectoral partnerships and scale-up.

The webinar will end with a Q&A session facilitated by Julie Senécal, Assistant Director, CIHR-IPPH. Questions are welcome, and should be sent in advance to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

For any technical questions or additional information on the webinar, please contact Emma Cohen, CIHR-IPPH Knowledge Translation and Communications Officer at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Note: The webinar will be held in English only, however questions or comments in French are welcomed as presenters and staff will be able to respond in French.

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