East Metro Health Group, commonly known as Partners for Health, was incorporated in 1996 as a collaborative effort of health and community service agencies in South East Toronto with a vision to improve or enhance the health status of the residents of South East Toronto by addressing the determinants of health, population health initiatives and community development. Original partners included Toronto East General Hospital, South Riverdale Community Health Centre and East York Public Health.
With the development of Solutions, whose mandate was very similar to the organization’s original vision, Partners for Health continued as a Solutions partner, ensuring the success of Solutions by providing project administration.
Partners for Health has been involved in a number of collaborative health projects over the years including: implementing the Primary Care Referral Line (416-469-MDMD) in 2001 to help local residents find an appropriate family physician match in the community, the Post Partum Adjustment project, a Heart Health study (Home After Heart Attack Pathway Study), and PAID (Partners for Access and Identification), a program to help homeless individuals obtain a health card.
Partners for Health is committed to ongoing collaboration that will improve health care and health access for the residents of South East Toronto.