Call-to-Action for Cardiovascular Rehabilitation

As of June 22, 2017, CorHealth Ontario is an organization formed by the merger of the Cardiac Care Network of Ontario and the Ontario Stroke Network, with an expanded mandate spanning cardiac, stroke and vascular through the entire course of care including secondary prevention, rehabilitation and recovery. 

One of CorHealth Ontario's key projects that CRNO supports and endorses is a Rehabilitation Call-to-Action that identifies the gaps and issues in rehabilitation care in CorHealth Ontario's three clinical domains; cardiac, vascular and stroke in Ontario.

On November 23, 2017, CorHealth convened a cardiovascular rehabilitation symposium that brought together more than 200 leaders from across the clinical domains of cardiac, stroke and vascular to discuss gaps and opportunities in Ontario’s rehabilitation space. A number of priorities were generated following the Symposium.


  • Creation of a provincial/regional rehabilitation system would have the greatest impact on Access, Patient Outcomes, and Equity
  • Leverage the expertise of CorHealth and Provincial Rehabilitation organizations to develop a collaborative forum for sharing best practices and QI initiatives. 
  • Conduct an environmental scan of the current state of rehab care provincially and within LHINs to identify current services, inequities and gaps.
  • Develop a formal cardiac/stroke/vascular infrastructure to oversee the provincial/regional rehab system and coordinate regional services.
  • Develop a provincial standard for integrated rehab referral for people following a cardiac, stroke or vascular diagnosis or event. Enable the provincial standard with a common rehab referral system.



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