Community & Partnerships

We aim to build and steward partnerships with community organizations and groups, public health units, and other health system and social services organizations – especially those serving equity-deserving communities – to promote better health outcomes.

This is about where people live their lives; bridging the gap between academic medicine and the experiences of the people who use, seek or need health care services.

We don’t build bridges to community alone; we do so through community-led partnerships with trusted organizations that have long histories of community-embedded work.

We appreciate that each community has their own specific conditions and needs that must be considered and addressed in deep collaboration with those groups and with purpose-fit approaches.

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Apr 3, 2024
With a medical journey spanning countries and areas of focus, Dr. Aisha Husain details what drew her back to provide care in her family’s home community and why family medicine residents should soak up as much experience as possible.
Mar 26, 2024
How do we hold both these things as true—that match rates are stable, and that is still not good enough? That our discipline is struggling, as are the communities we serve; and that we are lucky to do meaningful and important work even in the midst of that struggle? Do we want to lead with the good news or the bad news?
Mar 18, 2024
Researchers at U of T are developing an AI-driven chatbot for smoking cessation therapy in Canada, helping to meet the growing need for accessible therapy and potentially saving thousands of lives annually.