The Chairholder is Catherine Régis, professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Montreal and researcher at the Public Law Research Center (CRDP).
The overall objective of the Canada Research Chair in Collaborative Culture in Health Law and Policy is to reach a better understanding of the challenge of collaboration in healthcare systems, an issue which has concrete and perceptible impacts on their sustainability. In the basic research component of her work, the Chair seeks to improve understanding of the issues and factors associated with collaboration in healthcare systems. This understanding can have a direct impact on public policy engineering, by enabling social regulation that is based on a more sophisticated analysis of the factors that inhibit or promote the desired collaboration in the health care system. In the applied research component, the Chair incorporates collaborative models stemming from the basic research component by way of various specific research projects, such as emerging private-public partnerships for funding and provision of care and services; the prevention and conflict resolution mechanisms needed to support collaborative governance; and inter-professional, inter-institutional, and inter-governmental collaboration in the health care sector.
Above and beyond these scientific contributions, the Chair also acts as a springboard for communicating ideas, triggering discussions, and fostering unexpected collaborations. The Chair offers a stimulating environment for the training of students and post-doctoral researchers in the area of health policy and law and brings together stakeholders from academic, professional, governmental, corporate, and institutional civil society circles, all faced with the challenge of collaboration.
This content has been updated on 23 January 2019 at 13 h 35 min.