A Summary of Key Characteristics Of NHS England

May 01, 2009

A chart summarizing key components of the NHS healthcare system in England. A companion to our case study report exploring health system integration in England and lessons for Ontario.  Download the Chart


On Track: The Change Foundation 2007/2008 Annual Report

September 01, 2008

“Last year we described our strategic plan in theory– and what we planned to do in 2007/2008. I am pleased to report that we’ve actually done it! We’ve populated the plan with research agendas and projects and excellent people, making those abstract ideas real and relevant and a work in progress.” – Cathy Fooks, CEO, More >


Having Their Say & Choosing Their Way: Site One Report

July 01, 2008

Patients and caregivers in the South East area of Ontario want and need timelier, clearer information and proactive planning to find the best community place of care when moving from hospital to “home.” Read about this and other key findings from phase one of our quality improvement project on patient transitions. Having Their Say & More >


Public Expectation and Patient Experience of Integration Of Healthcare

June 12, 2008

The Change Foundation commissioned this literature review to inform our first health integration report, Who Is the Puzzle Maker? Researchers reviewed 53 international qualitative studies to report on the perceptions and expectations of patients and their families with respect to ease of navigation through healthcare and related systems. The studies focus on key experiences of More >


Exploring Patient and Caregiver Perspectives On Integration in Ontario Healthcare

June 12, 2008

“I think that’s the weakest link in the system … dealing with and getting parents into proper good care … there’s not enough information given to the children.” A summary of the focus-group research exploring patient and caregiver experiences, recommendations and perspectives on healthcare integration in Ontario. This research formed the basis of The Change More >


Engagement of Physicians in The Regional Delivery of Care

June 03, 2008

A summary of a panel discussion, sponsored by The Change Foundation, at the National Healthcare Leadership Conference of the Canadian College of Health Service Executive in Saskatoon, June 2-3, 2008. The theme of the conference was Regionalization: Lessons Learned or Lessons Lost? Our research advisor Steven Lewis stressed the necessity of engaging physicians as gatekeepers More >


The Change Foundation 2006/2007 Annual Report

September 01, 2007

The Change Foundation turned 10 in 2007, marking the milestone by branching out beyond its beginnings as a knowledge transfer agency to forge a new future as a policy and research think tank. Read our 2006/2007 annual report to learn about our historic transitional year and exciting plans for the future. 


Canada’s Shared Destiny and The Future of Medicare (Video)

June 04, 2007

Healthcare deserves our finest thought, and Roy Romanow contributes his in this keynote on the renewal and future of medicare. In his keynote address at The Change Foundation’s inaugural 2007 annual general meeting, Roy Romanow shares lessons about the contributions, competing visions and sustainability of medicare learned from his role as head of the influential More >


LHINtegration: Can Ontario Leapfrog the Regionalized Provinces? (Audio)

May 25, 2007

Listen to the keynote address by The Change Foundation’s research advisor Steven Lewis at our symposium, LHINtegration: Can Ontario Leapfrog the Regionalized Provinces? The symposium brought together healthcare leaders from across the province to discuss the opportunities and challenges presented by the creation of Ontario’s Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs).  Lewis examined the structure and More >


We are a small think tank with big ideas. For 25 years by working with people from all corners of the system we have been on a journey to tackle the complexities in Ontario’s healthcare system. Together, with our partners, this commitment remains true as we look to the future.