Below is a list of all ACAHO Policy Documents beginning with the most recent. Should you wish to see a list of ACAHO Policy Documents by year, please choose which year you wish to view in the menu bar.
Towards Health & Prosperity – A 1st Year Communiqué on the Action Plan and on the 6 months since the national clinical trials summit
At the first anniversary of the 2011 Clinical Trials Summit, ACAHO, Rx&D and CIHR reflect on the year since the 2011 Summit and give a six month progress report since the Action Plan's release. The collective commitment to action and the sincerity of stakeholders in mobilizing positive changes in the clinical trials landscape is evidenced by the efforts of many. Addendum from Provincial Clinical Trial bodies See Clinical Trials Summit Page
To Your Health & Prosperity - An Action Plan to Help Attract More Clinical Trials to Canada is the action plan from the 2011 National Clinical Trials Summit. It is the third and final paper in a trilogy of papers from the clinical trial summit hosted by Rx&D, CIHR, and ACAHO. It reflects a vision for Canada as a premier country for industry led clinical trials. The goals of the action plan are to help halt and reverse a downward investment trend, improve overall business
Towards an Action Plan - Proceedings from the 2011 Clinical Trials Summit is the second in a trilogy of papers from the September 2011 Clinical Trials Summit hosted by Rx&D, CIHR and ACAHO. The goal of the summit is to enable development of an action plan that will help Canada regain capacity to attract clinical trial opportunities. The proceedings reflect a day long discussion with 130 experts from various sectors on how to improve cost, quality, speed and relationships as
The purpose of this report is to address the following three questions: what are the top three research priorities that ACAHO members are focused on? how do these priorities map against the Canadian Institutes of Health Research's (CIHR) four pillars of health research and the emerging health and health system challenges that have been identified by governments, health charities and CIHR?; and how are these priorities aligned with the federal government's Science and Technology Strategy and its
On September 15, 2011, ACAHO, Canada's Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (Rx&D) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) co-hosted a National Clinical Trial Summit designed to help reinvigorate and re-establish Canada's tradition of excellence in clinical trials, bringing together over 120 experts from patient care sites, research, academia, government and industry in a first time ever collaboration of this nature. To assist, a background document entitled
Three Missions...One Future - Optimizing the Performance of Canada's Academic Health Sciences Centres
In 2010 ACAHO was heavily involved in the National Task Force on the Future of Academic Health Sciences Centres. Three Missions One Future is the culmination of the National Task Force's efforts. Recognizing that the health system is experiencing rapid change in times of economic challenge, the purpose of this report is to ensure that Canada's Academic Health Science Centres (AHSCs) are in a position to reach their potential and optimize their performance. This, however, presents both
In 2009, the Association of Canadian Academic Healthcare Organizations (ACAHO) surveyed its members (Teaching and Research Hospitals, and academic Regional Health Authorities) for the 3rd year to better understand the series of investments and initiatives that are underway to more effectively manage wait times. This year's focus was on patient flow; 45 success stories from 23 member organizations across Canada were submitted from teams of providers that are making real progress in
From Microscope to Market: Spin-Off Companies from ACAHO Member Institutions reveals the revolutionary role spin-off companies play generating new products and services, creating dynamic employment opportunities and in some cases, developing significant economic returns in the form of revenues, earnings, capital formation and new public income streams.
Our Paths to Prosperity…A Policy Road Map for Canada's Health Research, Innovation and Commercialization Enterprise
This policy Brief is in support of the federal government's Science and Technology Strategy and ACAHO's three recently developed policy documents that focus on the role of Canada's Research Hospitals in relation to science and technology. ACAHO commends the federal government for releasing its Science and Technology Strategy in May 2007. Overall, the document is thoughtful and cogent, and identifies a range of key policy issues and solutions, in addition to providing an overarching
EUREKA! World’s First Discoveries and Other Major Medical Breakthroughs from ACAHO Member Institutions
Eureka! focuses on the essential role that Canada's Research Hospitals play in creating the knowledge that comes from investments in health research. As a result, many world first discoveries have revolutionized the way in which cost-effective quality health services are delivered to Canadians, and the rest of the world.
“Moving at the Speed of Discovery: From Bench to Bedside to Business” – provides a framework for the country’s health research enterprise, and highlights the diversity and depth of health research within ACAHO member institutions.
Over the past five years, the Association of Canadian Academic Healthcare Organizations (ACAHO) has moved a significant way in terms of providing a national voice for Teaching Hospitals, Regional Health Authorities and their Research Institutes that are responsible for the academic mission (i.e., service provision, education & training, and research & innovation). In support of this mandate, the Association has developed and released a number of policy-related documents that focus on
Ounces and Pounds...ACAHO Member investments to Address Infectious Diseases and Emergency Preparedness
For the most part, when Canadians think about the future of health and health care in Canada, it is usually in the context of accessing quality health services on a timely basis. Notwithstanding the need to continue to look for new and innovative ways in which to manage and deliver care that meets the changing health needs of Canadians, there is also a growing recognition that we need to invest additional resources in a range of public health activities such as health promotion, health
In January 2006, the Association of Canadian Academic Healthcare Organizations (ACAHO) surveyed its members (Teaching Hospitals and Regional Health Authorities) for the 2nd consecutive year to better understand the series of investments and initiatives that are underway to more effectively manage wait times. This included a review of efforts to increase system capacity - in its dimensions, introducing new health information management strategies, as well as improved quality of care
Recently, ACAHO received a request for information on the status of Alternative Funding Plans in Canadian Academic Health Science Centres. With this in mind, we surveyed members to develop a clearer understanding by asking the following three questions: 1) Do AFPs exist within your Teaching Hospital or Regional Health Authority? 2) If an AFP exists within your Teaching Hospital or Regional Health Authority, which departments or specialties are involved? and, 3) Has a formal evaluation been
The purpose of this report is to highlight how funding for indirect costs of research flows from the Federal Government, through Universities (or degree-granting institutions), to ACAHO member organizations. This report will address only the health research which is funded by the three federal granting councils: the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of
Since the mid- to- late 1990s, the future of health and health care in Canada has been the most important public policy issue on the minds of Canadians. Not unexpectedly, the confidence that Canadians place in their highly valued health system is closely aligned with their ability to access quality health services on a timely basis. To address these pressing healthy policy concerns that are pan-Canadian in nature, federal, provincial and territorial governments have agreed to a series of
ACAHO feels that if the benefits of the increases in federal support for research are to be maximized, it is critical that the federal research agencies consider the impact that their awards will have on the host organization under the current funding paradigm. Granting agencies must increase the scope of their funding for research to include provision for the infrastructure required to support Canada's health care researchers and their research. Teaching hospitals can no longer be