Toronto Rehab’s Cardiac College: A World-First
Cardiac Rehab is a cornerstone of Toronto Rehab. Located at Rumsey Centre, our program is an international leader that educates and encourages patients to adopt a heart-healthy lifestyle. It provides personalized programs focused on physical activity, lifestyle education and psychosocial support to individuals living with chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension and diabetes.
Toronto Rehab is extending cardiac rehabilitation more broadly into the community through Cardiac College, a world’s-first educational program.
An online, best-in-class educational curriculum for the cardiac rehab population, Cardiac College is available to patients and graduates to empower long-term success.
“We firmly believe that individuals with chronic illness have the power to take control of their own health through certain lifestyle changes,” says Dr. Paul Oh
, Medical Director of the Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Program.
“We provide them with the best care possible to get them back to life. The impact of our program will be more profound through Cardiac College.”
Cardiac College is aiming to provide a curriculum of 10 interactive modules, with subject matter including risk factors and lifestyle changes for cardiac rehab patients and their families. The curriculum will be offered in print and online via manuals, webcasts and e-learning modules.
The College is creating videos, blogs, social media platforms and an ‘Ask the Expert’ forum to maximize the user experience. Toronto Rehab is in the process of adapting and translating the program into the most common languages spoken in Toronto, such as Portuguese and Chinese.
Funds raised through Toronto Rehab Foundation’s annual fundraising walk, On Track to Cardiac Recovery, have helped support Cardiac College.
Thank You Longo's
Longo’s is helping us educate individuals and families about buying healthy, cooking healthy and eating healthy through their $250,000 Cardiac College Healthy Eating program partnership. The portal features a variety of exciting educational videos and tools to help you make better nutrition choices for a healthier lifestyle.