CHHRN Hosts New CAHSPR HHR Theme Group (May 27 2013)

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Come and join us as we host the new CAHSPR HHR Theme Group in Vancouver on May 27th 2013!!

Date: Monday May 27th 2013
Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Galiano Room (4th floor, south tower), Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel
Vancouver, BC

For more information about the theme group see letter below.

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Dear CAHSPR Members,

In response to the fact that health human resources has been identified as a priority area in three consecutive Listening for Direction exercises, and following the example set by the Primary Care, Mental Health, and Student Theme Groups, we are proposing to create a new Heath Human Resources Theme Group for CAHSPR. This group will be comprised of researchers, decision-makers, planners, health professionals, and others who share an interest in health human resources research, policy and planning. The mission of the group will be to 1) facilitate networking, knowledge exchange and collaboration among individuals and organizations who have an interest in health human resources planning; and 2) elevate the profile, and improve the dissemination, of health human resources research and policy at the CAHSPR conference and within the broader CAHSPR community.

This effort is being initiated by:
Ivy Bourgeault, (Professor, Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa; Canadian Institutes of Health Research Chair in Health Human Resource Policy; Central Canada Lead, Pan- Canadian Health Human Resources Network);
Morris Barer (Professor and Director, Centre for Health Services and Policy Research School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia; Western Canada Lead, Pan-Canadian Health Human Resources Network); and
Gail Tomblin Murphy (Professor and Director WHO/PAHO Collaborating Centre of Health Workforce Planning and Research School of Nursing and Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University; Eastern Canada Lead, Pan-Canadian Health Human Resources Network).

These three individuals have indicated a willingness to provide early leadership to the theme, until such time as theme members can elect a steering/leadership group.

We are hoping to advance this work to a point where we are able to hold a theme-based meeting before or during CAHSPR’s annual conference in May 2013 (May 28-30 in Vancouver).

If you are a researcher, manager, policy-maker, or health professional engaged or interested in health human resources research, policy, or planning, and you are potentially interested in participating in a CAHSPR theme group focused around these areas, please contact Chantal Demers at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . We are also looking for a few individuals who would be interested in joining a Steering Committee, which would be responsible for planning the 2013 pre-conference and conference activities within the HHR theme.

Thank you very much for your interest,

Adalsteinn Brown
President, Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research (CAHSPR)
Director, Institute for Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation (HPME)
Division Head, Public Health Policy, Dalla Lana School of Public Health