The Institute for Health System Transformation & Sustainability

A non-profit, independent organization with a mandate to create evidence in support of innovation in health and health care

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Investing in Effective Home Care

Effective home care that is focused on maintaining wellness is clearly preferable to having those with chronic illnesses need hospitalization for acute illness or long-term care.   How much should our health authorities invest in home care, and how can we identify the return on that investment? This project aims to find out.

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Sustaining the Village

Healthy early childhood development leads to children who enter kindergarten ready to learn, and are more successful in their school careers. Education is strongly positively correlated to better health in later life.  We are examining the community factors in four towns in BC’s interior to learn about what works to foster healthy early development.

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Stakeholder Consultation to Shape BC Centre for Palliative Care priorities

On June 16, 2014 the BC Centre for Palliative Care (BC C4PC) hosted an Invitational Consultation Session. This session invited a range of stakeholders to engage in a dialogue on a proposed model for the future role of the Centre. After presentations on the current context for end of life and palliative care in BC and Canada, BC C4PC Executive Director Dr. Doris Barwich presented a draft model for the Centre’s activities. Read more