What We Do
Using data and evidence as the foundation for all our decision making, CorHealth Ontario provides strategic leadership to improve cardiac, stroke and vascular care in the province. We proudly advise the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Local Health Integration Networks, hospitals, and care providers to improve the quality, efficiency, accessibility and equity of cardiac, stroke and vascular services for patients across Ontario.
By building on the tremendous work of our parent organizations – the Cardiac Care Network of Ontario and the Ontario Stroke Network – CorHealth Ontario is uniquely positioned to lead the way in enhancing cardiac, stroke and vascular care in the province. We advocate for services that are safe, effective, patient-centred, timely, efficient and equitable.
The core of our work is to advance cardiac, stroke and vascular care for patients.
|Domain||What is it?||Why is it important?|
|Cardiac Care||Conditions of the heart, including ischemic heart disease, heart failure and other forms of heart disease||1.3 million Canadians are diagnosed with heart disease, of which 600,000 are living with heart failure.|
|Stroke Care||Disruption of blood flow to the brain||750,000 Canadians are living with the effects of stroke, including physical disability and cognitive impairment.|
|Vascular Care||Conditions of the blood vessels throughout the body||Many other Canadians are affected by vascular diseases of the heart, brain and body. 800,000 Canadians live with peripheral vascular disease alone and there is increasing recognition of the role of vascular disease in cognitive impairment.|
|Common Risk Factors||Smoking, physical inactivity, poor diet, being overweight or obese, diabetes, high blood pressure, low socioeconomic status||90 per cent of Canadians have at least one risk factor for heart disease and stroke.|