A note to CHPI Members and CHP Readers from Brett Skinner, Founder, CEO and Editor
CHPI Members and CHP Readers,
Did you know that the Canadian Health Policy Institute will celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2022? The Institute was established in 2012, as Canada’s first private-sector, non-governmental research organization specializing in health policy. CHPI is an entrepreneurial academic venture with a social purpose. It was founded in response to the observation that there are persistent problems in Canada’s healthcare system and established policies have not proved to be adequate to meet these challenges. The goal was to identify systemic problems and develop alternative policy options that would improve patients’ access to the most advanced medical care at a sustainable cost for taxpayers.
The venture has been successful. Over the last decade, CHPI has become an important voice in the health policy community, earning a reputation for evidence-based research and advocacy.
The Institute’s profile has grown since 2012. Almost 23,000 people now follow CHPI across various social media platforms generating nearly 4,000,000 unique post views. More than 70 original opinion editorials by CHPI researchers have been published in print and digital newspapers and magazines across the country. CHPI research is frequently cited in academic publications and major media.
Our digital online journal Canadian Health Policy, is an increasingly popular platform for independent researchers to publish evidence and ideas that shape health policy. Since 2012, CHP has recorded nearly 160,000 unique readers and is approaching 500,000 document views. The Journal now attracts approximately 30,000 active readers annually: an audience comprised almost entirely of people with a professional, occupational, or academic interest in knowing how government policies impact the health of Canadians and the performance of the healthcare system.
Nearly 150 studies and articles have been published in CHP, from 67 authors including 34 PhDs, 21 MDs, 2 PharmDs, 1 DDS, and other experts, economists and analysts. Author affiliations include research institutes, patient organizations, universities, hospitals, and government health agencies.
We are marking our 10th anniversary by relaunching the Journal with a new look and improved functionality. We have also adopted a new standardized style for our downloadable publications. I invite you to browse through the Journal. If you are not yet a subscriber, you can read some of our Open Access articles free of charge.
The credit for CHPI’s success ultimately belongs to our affiliated researchers, advisors, and administrators. Their intelligent work has made CHPI an important source of evidence and innovative policy thinking.
Finally, I want to thank you, our readers, for your interest in Canadian Health Policy over the last 10 years. Your support makes it possible for us to generate and publish information and ideas for a better health system.
Looking forward to the future!