Health Services & Policy Research Support Network

BC’s health system is complex. Ensuring the system is responsive and efficient requires innovation informed by the best available evidence.

The Health Services & Policy Research Support Network (HSPRSN) fosters innovative research with the goal of improving our health system. Working with government, academic, and health system stakeholders, MSFHR coordinates programs through HSPRSN that evaluate the impact of health redesign and change initiatives. These programs support:

  • Research into priority areas
  • Building capacity for health services research
  • Increasing collaboration between researchers and decision makers

HSPRSN launched in 2005, supported by $16 million in funding from the BC Ministry of Health. It is guided by a steering council that provides consultation and strategic direction. Most of the HSPRSN programs have come to an end, except for the Partnership Program where the remaining funds have been awarded to successful applicants to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Partnerships for Health System Improvement (PHSI) 2015-2016 competition.


Active Programs

  • Partnership Program
    HSPRSN Partnership awards provide matching funds to BC researchers applying to peer-reviewed national or international competitions that address BC health services and policy research priorities.

Completed Programs


Contact: 
Director, Strategy
604.714.6349
Reports

MSFHR worked with the health authorities to evaluate the impact of this program which ended on March 31, 2010.

MSFHR worked with the health authorities to evaluate the impact of this program which ended on March 31, 2010.

MSFHR worked with the five investigative teams to evaluate the impact of this program which ended on March 31, 2010. This report summarizes the outcomes of this assessment.

MSFHR worked with the five investigative teams to evaluate the impact of this program which ended on March 31, 2010.

This report provides a summary of the HSPRSN Partnership Program since its inception in 2005 to March 2010.  The report includes the background of the program, the partners, data on the partnership awards, research outcomes, and the advantages/disadvantages of the program.

This report summarizes the collective impact of programs undertaken by the Health Services and Policy Research Support Network (HSPRSN)