CADTH is uniquely positioned and trusted within the pan-Canadian drug and device environment, as we have an extensive history of convening and collaborating with other leading organizations in this ecosystem.
This plan is designed to advance CADTH’s already strong leadership in evidence-informed health care and reinforce our status as the hub of health technology assessment in Canada. To accomplish this goal, the plan sets out three strategic pillars that will be the foundation of CADTH’s work:
Provide evidence products and services that prepare health systems across Canada for rapid advances in technology.
Lead in the science and practice of evidence appraisal.
Achieve substantial impact through objective advice on complex questions regarding drugs, devices, and other health technologies affecting patient and population health outcomes and the sustainability of health systems in Canada.
Our approach to assessing evidence, and everything we do at CADTH, is guided by five principles:
We will maximize the impact of CADTH’s work, supporting, through evidence, the appropriate use of drugs and other health technologies in delivering value and sustainability for health systems.
We will be curious and alert, anticipating changes in the health system and moving quickly to refine our methods, processes, and services so our work remains relevant, trusted, and reflective of high standards of excellence.
We will cultivate meaningful relationships with patient communities (including individual patients, their families and caregivers, and those who represent patients); clinicians; industry; other health organizations; and federal, provincial, and territorial governments; informing, engaging, and respecting our partners to together improve and strengthen the quality and significance of our work.
We will apply a lens of equity and inclusiveness, fostering health systems that reflect the diverse people of Canada and respond to the self-identified priorities and cultural practices of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples.
We will act with integrity, modelling transparency in how we conduct our work, in our decision-making processes, and in sharing the outcome of our efforts.