Do you or someone you know have extensive experience as a patient or caregiver?
CADTH is seeking 4 members to join its Patient and Community Advisory Committee to provide advice on issues relevant to CADTH’s mandate from the perspective of someone using the Canadian health care system.
CADTH’s Patient and Community Advisory Committee was created to promote diverse perspectives in our organizational governance.
Are you interested in how drugs, tests, devices, and medical procedures are publicly funded? Can you turn your experiences with our health care system into insights that decision-makers across the country can use to make wise and equitable decisions on health technologies? Do you support the empowerment of patients in health care decision-making? If so, consider applying.
The expected time commitment will be 3 hours to 4 hours every 2 months for 3 years. Meetings will be held in English, and materials will be provided in English. Members will be remunerated for their involvement.
We are especially interested in hearing from individuals with lived experiences of addiction, individuals living with mental health problems or illnesses, individuals receiving home and community care, individuals living outside city centres, and individuals who identify as First Nations, Inuit, or Métis.
More details are available in the Patient and Community Advisory Committee Terms of Reference, role description, and frequently asked questions.
CADTH is an independent, not-for-profit organization responsible for providing Canada’s health care decision-makers with objective evidence to help make informed decisions about the optimal use of drugs and medical devices in our health care system. Patient groups, patients, and their families already contribute to CADTH, including to our pharmaceutical review programs and health technology assessments. CADTH’s recommendations and advice on publicly funded drugs, tests, devices, and procedures impact Canadian patients; therefore, we want patients and the public to be more involved in our work and in how we do our work.
To learn more about additional opportunities for patient and community involvement at CADTH, visit Patient and Community Engagement.