Voices and Choices: Public Engagement in Health Care Policy, University of British Columbia Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, 2007.

This report was produced by the University of British Columbia Centre for Health Services and Policy Research as part of its contribution to improvement of population health through relevant research that supports good policy decisions. This comprehensive paper is a summary of themes and ideas from the organization’s 19th annual health policy conference. It examines public engagement in health policy, providing definitions, rationale, a brief review of the evidence, and two case studies (local and provincial). The paper is easy to read, provides a good general overview, and makes up for its lack of applicable detail through a contemporary review of the state of public engagement in the health care policy arena.

Topics: Background/introduction, Evaluation/effectiveness, Goal setting, Issue identification/issue framing, Legal requirements, Planning – CE, Planning – health, Principles, Research

Techniques & tools: Choosing the right tool


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