They say that many hands make light work. What they don’t mention is that many hands can also teach each other better ways of lifting.
Our pan-Canadian scope enables CADTH to bring together players from across the country for the goal of better health care through evidence-informed decision-making. We also provide a platform for Canada to bring home best practices from outside its borders — and to promote our own best practices externally — through participation in international health evidence forums.
These partnerships and strategic linkages help to:
- increase Canada’s capacity to produce and use evidence-based information
- improve the quality of health research
- extend the community of evidence producers and users
- facilitate access to and use of evidence-based information.
Partnerships take many forms, including:
- co-sponsorships of individual projects
- collaborative work
- ongoing information sharing
- secretariat support.
CADTH has partnerships with the following federal agencies and national organizations, each one contributing in a different way to Canada’s capacity for evidence-informed decision-making in health care:
- Accreditation Canada
- Canadian Blood Services
- Canadian Institute for Health Information
- Canadian Institutes of Health Research
- Canadian Medical Association
- Canadian Partnership Against Cancer
- Canadian Patient Safety Institute
- Canadian Pharmacists Association
- CSA Group — Canadian Standards Association
- McMaster Optimal Aging Portal
CADTH provides secretariat support for four national networks that help increase Canada’s capacity to produce evidence-based information and promote its adoption in decision-making. Each network provides a forum for individuals from a particular sector to collaborate and discuss topics of common concern. There are networks for health policy-makers, health technology assessment (HTA) researchers, and patient organizations:
- Policy Forum
- Health Technology Analysis Exchange
- Canadian Network for Environmental Scanning in Health
- Patient Liaison Forum
As a pan-Canadian evidence organization, CADTH plays a leadership role in building, expanding, coordinating, and maintaining partnerships and relationships within the international HTA community. CADTH has relationships with the following international HTA networks:
- Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi)
- HTAi Policy Forum
- International Network of Agencies of Health Technology Assessment (INAHTA)
- Guidelines International Network (G-I-N)
If you would like to learn more about CADTH partnerships and linkages, please get in touch with the CADTH Liaison Officer nearest you.