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

Inter-disciplinary care for HIV-positive children and their families

Date:
Feb 2008
Country of Delegation:
Ukraine
Location:
Toronto, ON and Vancouver, BC

Participants were given the opportunity to study the inter-disciplinary care for HIV-positive children and their families in Canada. Participants included physicians, nurses, NGOs, and oblast (regional) health department staff.

Health policy

Date:
Jun 2007
Country of Delegation:
Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina
Location:
Vancouver, BC and Ottawa, ON

The purpose of this study tour was to increase the understanding of youth involvement in policy development and strategic planning, and observe different youth-friendly and gender-sensitive models of health promotion and youth engagement in Canada. Participants included representatives of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, NGOs, and physicians.

Development of the Healthcare System

Date:
Mar 2007
Country of Delegation:
Russia (Khanty-Mansysk Region)
Location:
Ottawa, ON

The delegation was provided an overview of the Canadian Health System at national and provincial levels. Participants included oblast (regional) health officials and directors of health facilities.

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