Advocacy
CAHO advocates on behalf of its members and all of Ontario to achieve strategic objectives and provide for best possible care for our patients. The CAHO community has made a concerted effort to highlight the value proposition of Ontario’s health research enterprise—namely, the province’s research hospitals make Ontario healthier, wealthier and smarter. This is illustrated in the infographic below.
 
Learn more about how Ontario research hospitals are making our province healthier, wealthier and smarter.

Healthier, Wealthier, Smarter: A Health Research Agenda for Patients, People and Prosperity

The health research and innovation generated in Ontario is pivotal in strengthening Ontario’s role as a global health leader. Learn more in our latest White Paper that outlines CAHO’s shared vision for health research in Ontario, which relies on a healthy research ecosystem, sustained by investment, support, and collaboration .... Read more >

Ontario Health Research and Innovation Council

Unlike several other provinces, Ontario currently lacks an overarching health research strategy to ensure that the innovation cycle from discovery to practice is complete. An effective strategy would bring government, researchers, academic health sciences centres, the private sector, and the public together to ensure that the best health research is translated into the best health care delivery and fosters growth of the knowledge-based economy. CAHO proposes the creation of the Ontario Health Research and Innovation Council, to drive the health research agenda in Ontario.... Read more >

Ontario Research Fund (ORF)

Ontario’s research hospitals are recognized as international leaders in health care research and innovation. Ontario’s position on the international research stage has taken decades to develop. Ontario’s health research and innovation capacity has been built in partnership with the Ontario Government through its forward-looking and progressive investments in science and scientific research, particularly through the Ontario Research Fund (ORF).... Read more >

Health System Funding Reform

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) is implementing new hospital funding models CAHO believes Patient-Based Funding models can more accurately support the tri-partite mission of the research hospital (specialized care, education and research), and its ability to support the necessary transformation in Ontario’s health care system. In doing so, proposed funding reforms can help advance the sustainability and impact of the health research enterprise in Ontario.... Read more >

Research Foci of Ontario’s Academic Health Sciences Centres – 2010

Ontario’s research hospitals are inventing the future of health care. Every day, the people who work in our community make great strides in improving the health of all Ontarians, often being the first in Canada, or the world, to try a new therapy, an innovative technology or a new way of delivering care to improve the lives of patients.... Read more >