The Caribbean Community of Practice for Health Policy and Systems Research (CoP4HPSR) is a network of researchers, health professionals, policymakers, and stakeholders in CARICOM, who are committed to building Health Policy and Systems Research (HPSR) capacity in the Caribbean.
Since the inception of Health System Global (HSG), Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, it was observed that there is need for greater production and use HPSR to inform Caribbean health decision-making.
The University of the West Indies' Caribbean Centre for Health Systems Research and Development (CCHSRD) was established in 2018 to pursue a program of work in HPSR to address pressing policy and system issues. The CCHSRD has four core functions: i) execution of HPSR; ii) knowledge translation activities; iii) citizen engagement; and iv) health human resource training and development.
CoP4HPSR is a vehicle to support CCHSRD’S work program, especially related to HPSR production and use.
The objectives of CoP4HPSR are to:
Build HPSR capacity in the Caribbean region;
Share knowledge about health system issues and HPSR;
Strengthen relationships among peers through information sharing and support;
Connect researchers from different disciplines (to promote greater interdisciplinary research about the health system); and
Provide an open and free environment for collaboration between health decisionmakers and HPSR researchers.
Are you a Researcher, Policy-maker, Health Manager / Administrator, Practitioner or Stakeholder from a CARICOM Member State?
Do you have an interest in Health Policy and Systems Research activities?
Become a member!
You will receive and engage in sharing:
e.g. webinars, courses, seminars,
conferences (virtual and in-person)
Calls for Proposals / Abstracts
including regional and international conferences, funding/grant opportunities
Joint Research Projects
opportunities to collaborate on research to address HPS issues in the region
e.g. conferences, research days, meetings, consultations
e.g. reports, research articles, policy briefs etc. relevant to the health system in the Caribbean and HPSR practice
regional vacancies in the
field of HPSR
regional engagement on relevant HPSR issues and developments
questions about the health system, health policies, or HPSR
Membership is FREE!
If you are already a Member of CoP4HPSR,
create your account and log in here:
CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE FOR HEALTH POLICY AND SYSTEMS RESEARCH
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University of the West Indies
25A Warner Street, St Augustine
Trinidad and Tobago