Creating space for transformative conversations

Health and Wellness

Health and wellness are emergent properties of complex systems comprised of many biological, social, cultural and environmental variables. Characteristics such as the heterogeneity of actors, non-linear relationships, interdependencies, randomness and feedback require us to reorient our approach away from traditional reductionist methods and to establish new models and empirical evidence for more integrative approaches. This fellowship will explore how the application of systems thinking to complex challenges in health care and public health changes the way problems can and should be approached. The program of work will be driven by the needs of local, regional and national community partners and will rely on approaches drawn from complex systems science, collective impact frameworks, implementation science and dialogue.

The project is directed by Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue Fellow Diane Finegood.