Cross-border Health Foundation and WIN join forces to impact health systems in Canada and the U.S.

April 25, 2017 – WINDSOR (ON) The Cross-Border Health Foundation (CBH) in Arlington, VA, and the World Health Innovation Network , (WIN) at the University of Windsor’s Odette School of Business join forces to advance healthcare in Canada and the United States.

“Partnering with CBH gives us an extraordinary opportunity to work together with industry, government, and health organizations to accelerate formal cross-border collaboration that will advance health policy and innovation in our respective health systems,” says Dr. Snowdon, Academic Chair of WIN. “By leveraging the close relationships between Canada and the United States to share knowledge and expertise, we can advance health system performance, strengthen our economies, and improve health outcomes for patients in North America and globally.”

The World Health Innovation Network (WIN) is the first Canadian health innovation centre with formal ties to the U.S., building collaborative partnerships between the two countries to advance health system innovation that will provide innovators and entrepreneurs access to the complete North American health market. WIN and CBH will collaborate to catalyze cross-border dialogue and innovation through projects such as policy papers, publications, health innovation research and education opportunities designed to strengthen collaboration and health system sustainability in Canada and the United States.

“WIN and Cross-Border Health will mobilize industry, government, academia, and health organizations to empower the critical discussion required for adoption of health policies-- and health innovation that will achieve sustainability-- and promote health and well-being in our countries,” says Oliver Kim, CBH Executive Director. “Both countries can benefit from this strategic partnership and we look forward to leading this important cross-border work in Canada and the United States.”

WIN and Cross-Border Health have a shared commitment to ensure the emulation and scale of impactful policies and health innovation in both the Canadian and American health-care systems. For more information about the Cross-Border Health Foundation or the World Health Innovation Network , please visit our websites.

About the Cross-Border Health Foundation

Cross-Border Health is a U.S based organization dedicated to bridging dialogue between Canada and the United States around common health priorities. Cross-Border Health is focused on improving health and healthcare by leveraging Canada and the United States’ close, continuing relationship in many sectors by bringing together government, patients, health professionals, administrators, and industry so that both countries can benefit from this strategic partnership and promote health and well-being for all.


About WIN

The World Health Innovation Network (WIN) brokers partnerships between key stakeholders to source, embed and scale innovations in health systems. WIN develops the evidence of impact and scalability across health systems and disseminates this information to accelerate health system transformation, drive economic growth and improve patient outcomes. WIN is based at the Odette Business School at the University of Windsor

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For more information, please contact:

Lori Turik
Executive Director
WIN
416-407-5262
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Oliver Kim
Executive Director
Cross-Border Health Foundation
571-216-3681
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