Last Updated : March 10, 2023
Do you or someone you know have extensive experience as a patient or caregiver?
CADTH is seeking 2 or 3 members to join its Patient and Community Advisory Committee to provide advice on issues relevant to CADTH’s mandate from the perspective of individuals using the Canadian health care system.
CADTH’s Patient and Community Advisory Committee was created to support a greater diversity of perspectives in our organizational governance.
Are you interested in how drugs, tests, devices, and medical procedures are publicly funded? Can you turn your experiences of 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 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 those with lived experiences of addiction, those living with mental health problems and mental illnesses, those 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 committee’s terms of reference, role description, and frequently asked questions.
Nominees will need to complete the statement of interest and upload it to our online nomination form by Monday, April 24, 2023.
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 CADTH pharmaceutical review programs and health technology assessments. As our recommendations and advice on publicly funded drugs, tests, devices, and procedures impact patients in Canada, we want patients and the public to be more involved in our work and in how we do our work.
For more information about additional opportunities for patient and community involvement at CADTH, visit the patient and community engagement section of our website.