Canadian Health Policy in the Media

Canadian Health Policy
in the Media

EvidenceNetwork.ca has compiled four eBooks for use in your classrooms, for promotion on your websites and other media, and for your reading pleasure. These books are free to download and available in multiple formats, including for Apple, Google (Android) and Kindle devices, as well as PDF for desktop computers.

There is a Creative Commons license on all the materials in the eBooks, so you may reproduce the content for your own uses free-of-charge, so long as no changes are made and proper attribution is provided.

EvidenceNetwork.ca is made up of more than 80 academics and researchers from across Canada and internationally who are top of their field and employ quality evidence to build policy solutions. They also have an independent media advisory board, made up of some of Canada’s most respectable journalists, who help guide their work. A small staff, which includes professional editors and writers, works together with their academic experts to make EvidenceNetwork.ca media content balanced, accessible, copy-ready and widely available.

Why We Need More Canadian Health Policy in the Media

Why We Need More Canadian
Health Policy in the Media
is a compilation of the EvidenceNetwork.ca commentaries published in major newspapers in 2015, written by experts in the health policy field. These articles highlight the most recent evidence on a wide range of topics, including our aging population, healthcare costs and spending, mental health, pharmaceutical policy, the social determinants of health and distinctions between the Canadian and American healthcare systems among other topics.

This is the fourth volume in the annual series of eBooks produced by EvidenceNetwork.ca, the first being Canadian Health Policy in the News (2013), followed by Making Evidence Matter in Canadian Health Policy (2014) and Navigating the Evidence: Communicating Canadian Health Policy in the Media (2015)

This eBook is available free of charge in a number of different formats, so we encourage you to share it widely, use it as a textbook or share via social media. Happy Reading!


Navigating the Evidence Communicating Canadian Health Policy in the Media

Navigating the Evidence: Communicating Canadian Health Policy in the Media is a compilation of the EvidenceNetwork.ca commentaries published in major newspapers in 2014, written by experts in the health policy field. These Op-Eds highlight the most recent evidence on a wide range of topics, including our aging population, healthcare sustainability, costs and spending, and the impact of the social determinants of health. It also contains essays addressing key concerns around mental health, obesity and pharmaceutical policy, among other topics.

This is the third volume in the annual series of eBooks produced by EvidenceNetwork.ca, the first being Canadian Health Policy in the News (2013), followed by Making Evidence Matter in Canadian Health Policy (2014).


Making Evidence Matter in
Canadian Health Policy

Our second eBook, Making Evidence Matter in Canadian Health Policy is edited by Noralou Roos, Kathleen O’Grady, Shannon Turczak, Camilla Tapp and Lindsay Jolivet (ISBN 978-0-9916971-2-0).
Making Evidence Matter in Canadian Health Policy is a compendium of OpEds published in the media in 2012-2013 by some of Canada’s leading experts in the field, offering a snapshot of the evidence on the issues of the day. It is the second in a series of eBooks produced by EvidenceNetwork.ca, the first being Canadian Health Policy in the News, which achieved 13,000 reads in the first year of release.

This second volume addresses a range of controversial topics, such as whether or not our health system is sustainable and how our healthcare dollars are spent. Other sections address pharmaceutical policy, private-for-profit delivery of care, social determinants of health, aging, mental health and obesity.


Canadian Health Policy in the News: Why Evidence Matters

Our first eBook, Canadian Health Policy in the News: Why Evidence Matters is edited by Noralou Roos, Sharon Manson Singer, Kathleen O’Grady, Camilla Tapp and Shannon Turczak (ISBN 978-0-9916971-0-6
Canadian Health Policy in the News is a compendium of the commentaries (or OpEds) we have published in major newspapers across the country since the birth of EvidenceNetwork.ca in April 2011 up to October 2012. It is a timely, balanced and non-partisan snapshot of what’s new and controversial concerning our healthcare system and related social programs that affect health and well-being in our country — with evidence at the forefront.

This book is available free-of-charge so that you can share it widely, in your classrooms, amongst your friends and colleagues, on your websites and via social media.


To download copies of the eBooks please visit the Evidence Network website. They are available in a number of different formats.