Improving Care

Reducing morbidity and mortality and enhancing quality of life

Informing Policy

Transforming health care at the local, national and international levels

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With more than 80 scientists, research at Advancing Health encompasses a wide breadth of areas


The Evidence Speaks

A recurring feature highlighting the latest in Advancing Health research

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Research Resources

From design to execution, Advancing Health provides a broad range of support services

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Centre for Advancing Health Outcomes

Connecting the dots between research and the real world

Advancing Health (formerly known as CHÉOS) produces high-quality evidence
to make informed changes to the health care system.

Our Impact

Advancing Health answers the big questions, to make big changes to the health care system.




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About Us

Bridging the gap between data, research, and care, Advancing Health is a collaboration between cross-disciplinary scientists and expert research staff evaluating the effectiveness of health interventions at the population level. From assessing the cost-effectiveness of a new drug or treatment option to informing policy decisions that change how care is delivered, Advancing Health seeks to improve health outcomes for all.

Our People

Advancing Health investigators are known for the high calibre of research they undertake. The Centre is comprised of over 140 staff members and more than 80 scientists who are experts in their fields, including Canada Research Chairs, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholars, and Canadian Institutes of Health Research Investigators.

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Research and Services

What We Do

The combination of our scientist’s diverse expertise and the support departments that specialize in every part of the research process makes Advancing Health a unique and innovative hub for health research.

Research Programs

Our investigators are organized into research programs that focus on specific parts of the health system. Having many different types of researchers allows Advancing Health to address complex problems in a collaborative way.

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Research Support Services

The scientists at Advancing Health are only part of the story. Thanks to a supporting cast of research professionals, including project managers, data scientists, and statisticians, we are uniquely positioned to help turn good ideas into great research projects.

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Our Research


The work of our scientists and staff is often found on the pages of top journals. Each year, we publish over 400 peer-reviewed papers.

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Advancing Health investigators and research support staff are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Current projects include examining mental wellness during a pandemic, the impact of school disruptions, treatment options for COVID-19 and identifying workplace risks that may increase the risk of transmission to paramedics. Our investigators have also shared their expertise in a number of areas related to the pandemic.

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Upcoming Events

As a member of the health research community, Advancing Health is proud to support and promote research-related events and seminars happening around the country.

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Want to learn more about the Centre for Advancing Health Outcomes, our work, or our people? Interested in research services? Contact us today.

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