Advocacy

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.

From bench to bedside, our hospitals are the living laboratories providing hope in our health care system – being both the creators and early adopters of innovations that improve the lives of our patients and the care that our system can provide.

CAHO members are responsible for 80% of publically-funded health research in Ontario[i]. This dedication to research has led to some amazing medical breakthroughs that have revolutionized the way health care is delivered in Ontario, and around the world.

Ontario’s health research is both broad and deep, with some of the best and brightest health researchers in the world working in Ontario to improve the health of Ontarians. Here’s a look at what our members are doing to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.

[i] Association of Canadian Academic Healthcare Organizations (ACAHO). Research Funding Flow Survey. 2005.