Abstract

A closer relationship between Academic Health Sciences Centres and governments will benefit the overall agenda of health system reform, contribute to the focus and immediacy of the future vision of AHSCs and give governments a deep pool of expertise from which to draw in facing significant policy challenges. Jointly established priorities in health between federal, provincial and territorial governments correspond closely to the interests and expertise of AHSCs. A mutual commitment to evidence as the basis for making decisions in health policy, in education, and in patient care, will find expression in closer interaction between these two institutions.