E-QIP supports Ontario’s community mental health and addiction sector through a Collaborative Community of Practice (CoP) comprised of like-minded leaders interested in advancing quality improvement (QI) practices. It’s a web-based collaborative space, where people can come together to share, learn, develop and discuss anything about quality improvement (QI).
The Excellence through Quality Improvement Project (E-QIP) is led by Addictions and Mental Health Ontario (AMHO) and Canadian Mental Health Association, (CMHA) Ontario Division, in close partnership with Health Quality Ontario (HQO), soon to be Ontario Health and the Provincial System Support Program (PSSP) at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).
The project aims to support organizations in strengthening their ability to realize this vision by:
• Increasing the understanding and use of quality improvement methodologies in mental health and addiction care
• Increasing data literacy (collecting, analyzing, using data)
• Working towards improvement in key domains of quality and spreading promising practices
• Supporting a culture of quality improvement learning and mentorship across the province
Through E-QIP, the community mental health and addiction sector is taking steps forward in ensuring that clients and families are provided with the best possible services and outcomes when receiving care and support from community mental health and addiction agencies. The project also will ensure that the dedicated and skilled services providers are supported to improve the quality of services offered to clients through education, training and resources.
E-QIP, launched in March 2016, is working to enhance sector-wide quality improvement capacity by delivering quality improvement, governance and leadership training; implementing quality improvement and data coaching support, including the use of provincial data sets for QI; and creating a virtual community of practice that will facilitates knowledge translation, sustainability and spread regarding quality improvement and data collection within the community mental health and addiction sector.