Health Canada - Health Policy Research Division
The Health Policy Research Division (HPRD) applies innovative theoretical and empirical economic, mathematical, and statistical tools, models, and methods to crucial health policy problems. HPRD applies its research findings to provide expert advice and briefings to the Minister, Deputy Minister, Assistant Deputy Minister, and the Director General on urgent policy questions and the evaluation of options for the solution of key public policy questions confronting Canada's health sector. It also provides advice on the policy research agenda in support of strategic priorities. As a centre of expertise in strategic policy research, HPRD promotes horizontal collaboration across Health Canada to support policy decisions and choices. Establishing effective relationships with departmental clients is critical to the effective research support and functional leadership and guidance in economic and quantitative research that HPRD offers other branches in HC. HPRD also builds relationships with Canadian and international health research communities, including provincial and territorial counterparts, and non-governmental organizations, and represents Health Canada to influence research priorities, share expertise, and negotiate partnerships in sharing data, analysing problems, and providing solutions for Canada's health care system.