The Health System Impact Fellowship: Perspectives From the Program Leads; Comment on “CIHR Health System Impact Fellows: Reflections on ‘Driving Change’ Within the Health System”

Document Type : Commentary


1 Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Institute of Health Services and Policy Research, Montreal, QC, Canada

2 Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

3 Department of Medicine and Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada


As the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) leads in designing and implementing the new Health System Impact (HSI) Fellowship program, we congratulate Sim et al for their thoughtful contribution to the nascent literature on embedded research, and for advancing our own learning about the HSI Fellowship experience. In our commentary, we describe the HSI Fellowship and its key components, discuss the factors that motivated and inspired the creation of the program, and highlight successes thus far.


Main Subjects

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Volume 8, Issue 10
October 2019
Pages 623-626
  • Receive Date: 04 May 2019
  • Revise Date: 09 July 2019
  • Accept Date: 10 July 2019
  • First Publish Date: 01 October 2019