PATH Project

Project Name: Partners Advancing Transitions in Healthcare (PATH)
Timeline: 2011 to 2015
Goals: Patients and caregivers partnered with providers across the community and system to co-design changes to improve healthcare transitions and experiences.
Partners: Northumberland Community Partnership

Project Background

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 engaged and supported 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 worked with one community/region in Ontario – Northumberland, Ontario – that was committed to working differently to co-design changes to improve people’s healthcare experiences moving across the continuum of care.

Everything we learned — 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 the capstone Summit in 2015 with key recommendations for change.


PATH News is the e-newsletter offered by the Northumberland Community Partnership to area residents (and others) interested in following the regional progress of the groundbreaking project and getting involved!

Hundreds of Northumberland’s seniors, caregivers and health providers are already taking part. This community vehicle will highlight the latest news, events and key milestones in the exciting Northumberland PATH journey. If you’re already part of the PATH project, thank you! If you’re new to PATH, and want to learn more, subscribe to PATH News! There are many ways to get involved, and this newsletter will share how and why it matters.

Read the e-news archives:
Issue 1 – October 2013
Issue 2 – December 2013
Issue 3 – April 2014
Issue 4 – October 2014
Issue 5 – October 2014 (print version)
Issue 6 – November 2014
Issue 7 – January 15 2015
Issue 8 – March 19 2015
Issue 9 – April 22 2015
Issue 10 – July 23 2015

Questions or comments? Please contact the Northumberland PATH Information Line at 905-377-7791 or by email at

New videos: March 2015 – hear 3 new voices on the power of PATH.  Northumberland Hill Hospital physicians, Mukesh Bhargava and Kaes Ali, and caregiver Marilyn Todd.


Related Items

Video: Their PATH. Our Journey.
PATH’s Nucleus: Meet the RISE Team
Breaking New Ground: PATH video profiles partners, promise of co-design
PATH gerontology expert Maryanne Brown: seniors’ lived healthcare experiences count
PATH – Partners Advancing Transitions in Healthcare: Breaking New Ground
Partners Advancing Transitions in Healthcare (PATH): Northumberland
Partners Advancing Transitions in Healthcare (PATH): Call for Submissions