ACAHO - Who We Are
The Association of Canadian Academic Healthcare Organizations (ACAHO) is the national voice of Teaching Hospitals, academic Regional Health Authorities (RHAs) and their Research Institutes. The Association represents more than 45 organizations, with members ranging from single hospitals to multi-site, multi-dimensional regional facilities (also known as "Research Hospitals").
Members of ACAHO are leaders of innovative and transformational organizations which have an overall responsibility for the following integrated activities:
- Timely access to a range of high-quality specialized and some primary health care services.
- Provision of all of the principal clinical teaching sites for Canada's health care professionals including partnerships with all 17 Faculties of Medicine and Faculties of Health Sciences.
- Infrastructure to support and conduct health research in its dimensions - medical discovery, knowledge creation, knowledge translation, and innovation and commercialization.
There are no other organizations in the health system that provide the unique combination of health services that our members do. We consider our institutions to be vital "hubs" in the health system - in addition to being a national resource.