Collaboration is one of our central values. We work with healthcare partners from across sectors and silos committed to improving people’s healthcare experience and having impact on-the-ground and system wide. We work closely with the stewards, stakeholders and users of Ontario’s healthcare system, engaging with government and its agencies, Local Health Integration Networks, healthcare and patient associations, providers, patients, universities, etc. We draw on expertise and experience from across the province, country, and abroad to help change the healthcare debate, practice and experience in Ontario.
Partners Advancing Transitions in Healthcare (PATH)
A first with Ontario Patients
In June 2011, we announced the Foundation’s single largest and most ambitious project to date: Partners Advancing Transitions in Healthcare (PATH): A first with Ontario patients. Through Project PATH, we will engage and support a community coalition of cross-sector providers and seniors/caregivers to redesign how care is delivered, addressing problems that they identify together. Between 2012 and 2014, we will work with one community/region in Ontario committed to working differently to co-design changes that will improve people’s healthcare experiences moving across the continuum of care.
By April 2012, the PATH community will be selected, with the assistance of a Fairness Advisor and adherence to the Board’s conflict of interest guidelines. A Sounding Board of respected leaders in healthcare and patient advocacy is providing high-level advice to The Change Foundation. Two working groups – one on data collection and another on service redesign and patient-provider co-design – is also assisting the Foundation.
Everything we learn — from our care redesign project to our research to our related public engagement exercises with our target group of seniors with chronic health conditions — will be funneled into a capstone Summit in 2015 that will result in key recommendations for change.
Partnerships past and present, formal and informal
The King’s Fund, UK
The Commonwealth Fund, US
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement, US
Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI)
Canadian Policy Research Networks (CPRN)
School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto
Health Strategy Innovation Cell, Massey College, University of Toronto
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC)
Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs)
Saskatchewan Health Quality Council
University of Waterloo and Professor John Hirdes
Ontario Association of Community Care Access Centres (OACCAC)
Community Providers’ Association Committee (CPAC)