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.
New Publications & Reports
- Early Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Public Health Systems and Practice in 3 Canadian Provinces from the Perspectives of Public Health leaders, Journal of Public Health Practice & Management
- Identifying priorities for research on financial risk protection to achieve universal health coverage: a scoping overview of reviews, BMJ Open
- NAO Newsletter – September 2022
- Make Canada’s Universal Health Care System, Truly Universal, Toronto Today AM640
Health System Profiles
The North American Observatory is hosted at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario. We wish to acknowledge this land on which the University of Toronto operates. For thousands of years it has been the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and the Mississaugas of the Credit. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.