Study Tours

Study Tours

CSIH organizes study tours for clients in project countries to give healthcare providers and officials an opportunity to learn about health systems from a Canadian perspective. Study tours last from one to two weeks, and generally focus on a particular component of the health system, such as disease management programs, health policy, e-health, health management and service delivery.

Study tour activities include formal presentations on key topics, round-table discussions with Canadian officials and health providers, and site visits to various locations demonstrating best practices. The host organizations are encouraged to speak frankly about their work so that participants can learn from both positive and negative experiences.  CSIH promotes reciprocal learning, and encourages participants to discuss practices that work and don’t work in their country, and draw comparisons between the different systems.

CSIH has numerous partners across Canada who host delegations for site visits and workshops and identify specialists from different fields to teach delegates about components of the Canadian health system, at the federal, provincial, municipal and facility levels.

 

Study Tours

Health policy for high-level government officials of Kazakhstan

Date:
Sep 2010
Country of Delegation:
Kazakhstan
Location:
Ottawa and Toronto, ON

High-level government officials were given an overview of the Canadian health system and the on-going health reforms. Participants included the Vice-Minister of Health and senior Ministry of Health officials.

Health research and research management

Date:
Sep 2010
Country of Delegation:
Kazakhstan
Location:
Ottawa, ON Calgary and Edmonton, AB

Kazakhstani specialists were introduced to international best practices in health research and research management. Participants included Ministry of Health officials, representatives from medical universities, and researchers.

Capacity-building of specialists in health financing and purchasing of medical services

Date:
Feb 2010
Country of Delegation:
Kazakhstan
Location:
Ottawa, ON

Delegates were educated on the concepts and approaches to health system organization and health financing, in the framework of funds collection, funds allocation and provider payment mechanisms, using the Canadian experience as an example. Participants were Ministry of Health officials.

Primary health care and service delivery at a local level in Canada

Date:
Oct 2008
Country of Delegation:
Serbia
Location:
Ottawa, ON

Delegates learned about primary health care and service delivery at facility level in Canada. Participants were directors of primary healthcare facilities.

Primary health care policy in Canada

Date:
May 2008
Country of Delegation:
Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina
Location:
Halifax, NS and Ottawa, ON

Delegates learned about primary health care policy in Canada. Participants included Ministers and Deputy Ministers from the Ministry of Health.