Supported in part by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, ACPAC is an innovative program that provides a post-licensure certificate to nurses, occupational therapists, and physical therapists through the Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.
ACPAC has pioneered and continues to innovate a Chronic Disease Management model for interdisciplinary, patient-centric care. Chronic diseases are long-term diseases that can often be controlled, but rarely cured. These diseases have had a disproportionate impact on our public health system, and have been a driving force behind calls to innovate the way in which care is provided to patients.
Through its unique education model, ACPAC provides the mechanism for training Extended Role Practitioners to assume vital roles of triage, education and in select cases, management of patients with chronic diseases. The program facilitates the development of new models of care by expanding the role of existing human health-resources in chronic disease management care. The program has expanded nationally and is open to learners from across Canada.
The University of Toronto continues to be recognized as a leader in health care innovation and education through programs like ACPAC.