Health economics plays an essential role in health care by supporting evidence-based decision making in health care policy and practice. There is a vibrant and growing community in Canada of those who develop and use health economics. One of the Pharmacoeconomics Research Unit’s missions is to support the growth of that community by providing a network that allows the exchange of information, methods, and expertise.
Together with the British Columbia Cancer Agency, Cancer Care Ontario, the University of British Columbia and the University of Toronto, we created the Canadian Centre for Applied Research in Cancer Control (ARCC) in 2009. The Centre’s mission is to create new knowledge, build national capacity and translate knowledge in cancer control research, education, policy, and practice in order to improve the health of Canadians. This centre is funded by the Canadian Cancer Society and the Co PIs are Dr S. Peacock and Dr. J. Hoch.