OSSU supports 17 demonstration projects designed to serve as real-world examples of patient-oriented research. Each project brings together diverse stakeholders – patients, clinicians, researchers, policy-makers, knowledge users, industry and other health sector participants – to conduct promising research designed to improve patient health and the health system. These research projects were selected to be:
Every IMPACT Award project also involves at least three OSSU Research Centres, which provide expertise and resources to teams conducting patient-oriented research. The projects are aligned with the move to make Ontario’s health system one that prioritizes patients, their health care experience and their health outcomes.