Health Policy Trials Unit

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Downtown Calgary

Who We Are

A research team dedicated to rigorous, pragmatic health policy evaluation that informs health and health care decisions. We conduct experimental and quasi-experimental research in collaboration with university and health system partners. With a range of clinical, methodological, and trial management expertise, we are also available to provide methodological and strategic consultation on planning and conducting randomized trials of health policies to investigators from across Canada.


To improve health and health care in Canada by advancing policy trial methodology that strengthens the evidence base considered in policymaking


To lead and inform the conduct of rigorous, pragmatic health policy evaluations that inform health and health care decisions.


Trust and Mutual Respect

We recognize differing opinions, values, and experiences and provide an inclusive, diverse environment that embraces unique perspectives and ensures everyone feels valued.

Collaborative Research

We work shoulder to shoulder with organizations, communities, and patient partners to improve the evidence base for health policies in Canada.

Knowledge Sharing

We pride ourselves on sharing our expertise in health policy trial design, operation, dissemination to improve future health policy trials

Equity and Inclusivity

We advocate for improved healthcare for ALL Canadians. We support trials that focus on policies to improve care and outcomes for individuals facing social disadvantages.

Innovation and Impact

We demonstrate a strong level of commitment, passion, and purpose to help improve health policy trials across Canada and make a positive impact on Canada’s healthcare system.