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The Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO) represents Ontario’s 24 research hospitals that play a unique and vital role in the province’s health care system. CAHO hospitals are leaders in the system, and collectively we make Ontario healthier, wealthier and smarter.


Ontarians want their families and the people they love the most to live longer and to live better.  Health research makes Ontario healthier through the discovery of better care, cures and treatments for the most pressing challenges ‒ discovered here, tested here, and delivered here.

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Ontarians want more value for their health care dollar. Research conducted in Ontario’s research hospitals finds new methods of delivering more efficient patient care, but also generates economic benefits. Every dollar spent on hospital research generates nearly three dollars of economic output and supports 41,000 jobs.

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Ontario’s research hospitals attract the best and brightest researchers and scientists from across the globe. These hospitals are home to more than 18,000 researchers and research staff. For Ontarians and patients in the health care system, this makes the system work smarter.

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Big White Wall website at Women's College Hospitals

RESEARCH SPOTLIGHT: Women’s College Hospital

Bringing virtual mental healthcare to Ontario Researchers at the Women’s College Hospital (WCH) Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care are testing virtual mental health care that helps patients learn how to monitor and manage their symptoms and support others with similar problems – all while remaining anonymous. This is the largest comprehensive study [...]

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    BigWhiteWall increases access to #mentalhealth support while removing barriers frm stigma https://t.co/jYe4H0WluQ #endstigma #onHWS @wchwihv
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    .@CanadaHealthRR thanks for sharing. Watch Dr. Rossant's "Smarter" video here! https://t.co/HEGjQYwXc8 #onHWS
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