Partnerships & Affiliations
The IHE is frequently requested to be a partner on academic grant applications and policy initiatives with other organizations. In particular we are often the economic analysis partner or knowledge transfer partner for other organizations.
University of Alberta
The U of A is a leader in research. Our campuses attract professors with international reputations and connections - leaders who are interested in making a difference in the world. At the U of A, the brightest minds in the arts, humanities and sciences gather, putting their expertise to work in the classroom and in the community.
University of Calgary
Much more than an academic campus, since 1966 the University of Calgary has been providing a vibrant and dynamic environment rich with academic, business, sports and cultural events - something of interest for every member of our community. Whether your passion is theatre, music, dance, athletic competitions (Go Dinos!) such as world class skating, lectures given by world renowned statespeople, playing with the kids in the pool or just reading a good book in a comfy chair - you'll find it and plenty more to do on campus at the U of C.
Alberta Government, Alberta Health
The Government of Alberta is committed to helping Albertans make healthy choices in their lives. Public Health, a division of Alberta Health and Wellness, provides leadership to develop and implement strategies to improve health and medical care through:
- Effective health surveillance;
- Disease control and prevention;
- Health promotion;
- Pharmaceutical policies and programs; and
- Coordinated health research.
The health information and resources in this section are provided to help you make informed health-related decisions.
Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions
Alberta's robust health research environment attracts top health care researchers, practitioners and innovators to the province. Our leading discoveries are enhancing care and practice in areas like cardiovascular health, brain development and health, diabetes, biomedical technologies, infectious diseases, and bone and joint health.
The Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research Endowment Fund, through Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions, supports top quality, internationally competitive health research. Our research seeks to further our understanding of health and disease and to produce results that will make a difference to the health, economy and societal well being of Albertans and people around the world.
Alberta Health Services
Alberta Health Services (AHS) is tasked with co-ordinating the delivery of health supports and services across the province.
This organization brings together 12 formerly separate health entities in the province: nine geographically based health authorities (Chinook Health, Palliser Health Region, Calgary Health Region, David Thompson Health Region, East Central Health, Capital Health, Aspen Regional Health, Peace Country Health and Northern Lights Health Region) and three provincial entities working specifically in the areas of mental health (Alberta Mental Health Board), addictions (Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission) and cancer (Alberta Cancer Board).
The objectives and beliefs of Boehringer Ingelheim can be summed up in a single phrase: Value through Innovation. This vision has helped us to build on our strengths and make the most of our distinctive character. In a competitive and fast-changing world, the value of products, services and companies is constantly changing. Real customer value today can only be created by constantly developing new solutions and doing what we already do better.
We have a challenging and inspiring mission: to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. This mission gives us the purpose to develop innovative medicines and products that help millions of people around the world.
Merck Canada Inc.
The vision of the Merck Frosst Centre for Therapeutic Research is to do good science first. Only by weaving a consistent thread of scientific excellence through all its operations will Merck Frosst Canada produce excellent pharmaceutical agents.
Novartis is a global healthcare company based in Switzerland that provides solutions to the evolving needs of patients worldwide. Our mission of caring and curing underscores our work, our values and our efforts around the world. Our strategy is to deliver better outcomes for patients through science-based innovation. We aim to lead in growing areas of healthcare.
At Roche, we are committed to providing Canadians with innovative medicines to improve their health and quality of life. We focus on areas of significant unmet medical need and areas where we have the expertise to make a difference. We strongly believe in creating value through innovation and increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of the healthcare system by partnering with healthcare providers, as well as institutions.
Some key affiliations are:
IHE collaborates with Alberta researchers and policy makers, and with the Canadian and international community of researchers in HTA.
Applied Pharmaceutical Innovation (API)
Applied Pharmaceutical Innovation (API) is a not-for-profit that works in collaboration with the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences as well as research and post-secondary institutions across Canada.
Drawing on an interdisciplinary network of over 30 pharmaceutical scientists, clinicians, regulatory, patent, and market experts API builds translational teams in pharmaceutical sciences and drug development to support industry and innovators by: partnering with industry to provide access to research innovation in a framework that supports commercial success; supporting researchers and startups in bringing their research from bench to bedside; and, leveraging post-doctoral, graduate, and undergraduate students as part of project teams for many of our services overseen by industry experts, as well as paid staff for quick turnaround times while providing training opportunities that builds capacity for the Canadian biotech industry.
Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research (CAHSPR)
The Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research (CAHSPR) is dedicated to improving health and health care by advancing the quality, relevance and application of research on health services and health policy. Our membership includes producers and users of research who come from a variety of disciplines, jurisdictions, and organizations. As the largest and most diverse association of its kind in Canada, CAHSPR provides its members with unique opportunities for networking, research collaboration and career advancement.
Health Evidence Network, WHO - Regional Office for Europe (HEN)
Public Health decision-makers need a trustworthy source of evidence on which to build health policy. WHO/Europe meets this need with HEN, which gives rapid access to reliable health information and evidence. HEN is conceived as a network of technical members and financial partners with a mandate related to health, organizations working with evidence-based health policy and health technology assessment, other institute and governments. IHE is one of HEN's technical members.
International Health Economics Association (iHEA)
The International Health Economics Association was formed to increase communication among health economists, foster a higher standard of debate in the application of economics to health and health care systems, and assist young researchers at the start of their careers.
Network of Alberta Health Economists (NOAHE)
The Network of Alberta Health Economists is an exciting new initiative originating from a partnership between the Institute of Health Economics and health economists from Alberta Health, as well as the Universities of Alberta and Calgary. The Network of Alberta Health Economists is intended to foster development in health economics (HE) capacity, as well as greater collaboration between health economics researchers and policy makers, in Alberta.
North American Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
The North American Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (NAO) is a collaborative partnership of interested researchers, research organizations, governments, and health organizations promoting evidence-informed health system policy decision-making. Due to the high degree of health system decentralization in the United States and Canada, the NAO is committed to focusing considerable attention to state and provincial health systems and to creating a foundation for more systematic health system and policy comparisons among substates.
A Global HTA Network
IHE hosts the secreteriats of three international HTA groups.
Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi)
Health technology assessment (HTA) plays an essential role in modern health care by supporting evidence based decision making in health care policy and practice. There is a vibrant and growing community around the world of those who develop and use HTA. HTAi's mission is to support the growth of that community by providing a global forum for the exchange of information, methods, and expertise.
HTAi Policy Forum
IHE was asked to serve as the Scientific Secretariat for the Policy Forum, a group of key agencies and industry partners in HTA. This was a contract previously held by the Norwegian HTA agency.
International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment (INAHTA)
INAHTA´s mission is to provide a forum for the identification and pursuit of interests common to HTA agencies. The network aims to:
- Accelerate exchange and collaboration among agencies
- Promote information sharing and comparison
- Prevent unnecessary duplication of activities.
INAHTA briefs may also be found in IHE publications.