Mays Speaks in Canada About Impact of Services and Systems Research

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 15, 2014) — Glen Mays, University of Kentucky College of Public Health professor and director of the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Services & Systems Research (PSHSSR), recently traveled to Canada to speak about the impact of PHSSR on practice. Through a week-long series of speaking appearances and discussions, Mays explored what can be learned from comparative research on US and Canadian public health delivery. 

During his travels, Mays shared his knowledge and experiences concerning PHSSR with researchers, health officials, and students in British Columbia. He gave seminars for the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control and the British Columbia Population Health Network, spoke to members of the Health Officers Council, and presented at the University of Victoria, the Knowledge Exchange Forum, and the Ministry of Health.

From his tour, Mays discerned that the models of public health financing, organization and delivery that are present in Canada are relevant to American experimentation with public health system analysis and transformation.  

“There is much to be learned about ways of improving the organization, financing and delivery of public health strategies in the U.S. through comparative research with Canadian models,” he said.

For a full account of Mays’ insights from his Canadian trip, visit

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