The Network for Improving Health Systems is a collaboration between the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and Dalla Lana School of Public Health. The Network is creating a strong engine for evidence and knowledge transfer around improving the health care system including evolving pharmacy practice and related health policy. It provides a crucial forum to identify opportunities in the health system for impactful change and to address barriers and challenges to innovation.
The Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and Dalla Lana School of Public Health announced this new collaborative initiative in November 2022:
U of T pharmacy and public health faculties partner to strengthen pharmacists' role in health system
Objectives of the Network for Improving Health Systems
- Study an expanded role of pharmacists in our primary health care system and identify how pharmacists can be part of a bigger health system that is organized around the patient;
- Fund research that catalyzes changes to the primary health care system;
- Strengthen interdisciplinary collaboration and capacity building between Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and Dalla Lana School of Public Health;
- Stimulate opportunities for additional funding from external sources that can build on the research proposed; and
- Build capacity in health services and policy research focused on improving the health care system.