Health Reform Observer – Observatoire des Réformes de Santé is a fully open access, peer-reviewed, online journal, edited by leading health policy and system researchers from across Canada.  It charges no reader or author fees. HRO-ORS publishes descriptive and comparative analyses of important Canadian health reforms – what happened, how, why, and with what impact. Recognizing the decentralized nature of the Canadian health systems, the journal aims to support inter-jurisdictional learning by facilitating the flow of rigorous, evidence-based information between scholars, decision-makers, and stakeholders.

Health Reform Observer - Observatoire des Réformes de Santé est un journal en ligne, gratuit, à comité de lecture, édité par un groupe d'experts en recherche sur les systèmes de santé, de tout le Canada. HRO-ORS publie des analyses descriptives et comparatives des réformes de santé majeures au Canada : ce qui s'est passé, comment, pourquoi, et avec quelles conséquences. Compte tenu de la nature décentralisée des systèmes de santé au Canada, le journal vise à faciliter les transferts de savoir entre provinces et territoires en encourageant la production et la circulation d’information rigoureuse et fondée sur les preuves entre chercheurs, politiques et parties prenantes.


Vol. 11 No. 3 (2024)

Published: 2024-07-18

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Published: 2024-07-18

Published: 2023-06-02

As health systems and societies worldwide continue to deal with COVID-19 while also planning for recovery and rebuilding, there is much to be learned from the rapid pace and scale of policy change in Canada in response to the pandemic. This special issue documents experiences, successes, and failures of health systems reforms and policy responses during the pandemic, leveraging the variations that were seen across the country in the nature, timing, and responses to the evolving pandemic.  

Published: 2023-02-01

With increasing numbers of Indigenous land claims, self-governments and transfers of authority for health services to Indigenous governments, there has been an increase in scholarship and learnings around Indigenous health policy. This special issue is an opportunity to share Indigenous experiences and highlight promising practices for the development of health policy for Indigenous led and designed health systems and services in Canada.

Published: 2022-10-31

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