The Douglas Institute is a member of the Réseau universitaire intégré de santé McGill. RUIS McGill provides tertiary clinical services, teaching and research coordinated by McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine and by its affiliated teaching hospitals:
- Douglas Mental Health University Institute
- McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)
- Jewish General Hospital
- St. Mary’s Hospital Centre
The aim of RUIS McGill is to build on mutual strengths in support of the highest collective achievements in patient care, education, research and health policy through greater collaboration of our partner institutions. The academic side of it, the McGill Academic Health Network (MAHN), is presided by Lynne McVey.
RUIS McGill works with 19 CSSS and four other health centres. RUIS McGill’s territorial responsibility includes Nunavik, the Cree Territory, Nord du Quebec, Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Outaouais, western Montéregie and western Montréal. This area spans 63 per cent of the territory of the province of Quebec.
Health and Social Services Centres
The Douglas Institute partners with the following Health and Social Services Centres:
- CSSS de la Montagne
- CSSS du Sud-Ouest-Verdun
- CSSS de Dorval-Lachine-LaSalle
- CSSS de l'Ouest-de-l'île
- CSSS Cavendish
WHO/PAHO Collaborating Centre
The World Health Organization (WHO), and its regional office, the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), designated the Douglas Institute as a "WHO/PAHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health" in 1982. Considered a strong player in global and international mental health activities, the Centre successfully maintained its title since.