To meet the health-care needs of Ontarians of all ages today and in the future, universities, government and health providers must work together to promote a comprehensive approach to care, ensure access to the latest health research and technology, produce advances in preventive care, train the health professionals our province needs, and support the development of age-friendly communities.
In partnership with hospitals and health organizations across the province, universities are having an impact on every aspect of care. Our work includes:
Conducting health research that helps develop personalized cancer treatments, therapeutic robotics, mental-health treatments and much more.
Producing research that keeps Ontario’s health-care system efficient and cost-effective. This includes work looking at how to help patients move comfortably and efficiently from hospital to community and long-term care.
Educating the doctors, nurses and other medical professionals and managers who provide our communities with the highest-quality care. More than 10,000 students graduate each year from a variety of university health programs, including rehabilitation sciences, dentistry, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, optometry, pharmacy, physician assistant, optometry, physiotherapy and midwifery.
Working with communities to support the development of age-friendly policies and infrastructure, and to help ensure our health-care system is equitable and accessible to people of all ages.
Continue to financially support research in medicine and health care.
Work with universities, hospitals, start-ups and others so that the best health research and inventions reach Ontarians when they need them.
Continue working with universities to ensure Ontario has the right number and mix of health care professionals working where they are most needed so that all Ontarians have access to high-quality health care close to home.
Browse through reports and related materials to find out about Ontario universities' role in everything ranging from university graduate employment to family medicine and community transformation.