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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.

Alberta: A Health System Profile

Delivering primary care services in non-traditional healthcare settings to people experiencing homelessness, NAO Rapid Review

Health Reform Observer – Observatoire des Réformes de Santé – Call for Papers (Special Issue): COVID-19

COVID-19 Updates

New Publications & Reports

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Events

  • NAO Lecture Series – Revitalising Health Care Reform through the Pandemic: Further Adventures of Sláintecare in Ireland [Recording available]

Health System Profiles

Canada Health System Review (2020)

Mexico Health System Review (2020)

United States Health System Review (2020)

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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.