Mission

Prevention & Wellness Centre

The central purpose and role of the Prevention & Wellness Centre (PWC) is to:

Provide patients, families, providers, and the public with education, programs and services for the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease risk factors.

The PWC is home to the Canadian Women’s Heart Health Centre initiative. The Canadian Women’s Heart Health Centre will provide leadership in the development, implementation and evaluation of cardiovascular disease prevention and management strategies to improve women’s cardiovascular health in an effort to reduce sex disparities in the identification, treatment and outcomes of cardiovascular disease in women.

Key Success Factors

PWC activities are based on the following core values:

Evidence-based – Delivering best practices for the prevention and management of cardiovascular health

Needs-Based – Tailoring products and services to the needs and wants of clients

Innovation – Developing and testing new technology-based self-management and disease-management applications to support the educational and programmatic needs of clients and health care providers

Community outreach – Collaborating with local communities to drive engagement for cardiovascular health

Empowerment – Supporting clients in taking control of their cardiovascular health

New knowledge and excellence in care –Contributing new knowledge to the field of cardiovascular prevention and management through explorative research and program evaluation

Division of Prevention and Rehabilitation

The central purpose and role of the Division of Prevention and Rehabilitation is to:

Develop, deliver, coordinate, administer and evaluate scientifically-based cardiovascular disease prevention and management programs/services to meet the needs of patients, health care professionals and the public.

University of Ottawa Heart Institute

The University of Ottawa Heart Institute is Canada's largest and foremost cardiovascular health centre dedicated to understanding, treating, and preventing heart disease. We deliver high-tech care with a personal touch, shape the way cardiovascular medicine is practiced, and revolutionize cardiac treatment and understanding. We build knowledge through research and translate discoveries into advanced care. We serve the local, national, and international communities as we pioneer a new era in heart health.

We do extraordinary things extraordinarily well.