The Excellence through Quality Improvement Project (E-QIP) is now accepting expressions of interest for its next round of quality improvement and data coaching trainings for community health care agencies.
This next cohort is designed to help agencies recognize their strengths and areas for improvement as they prepare to form Ontario Health Teams. Participants will increase their understanding and use of quality improvement methodologies in mental health and addictions care, increase data literacy, work towards improvement in key domains of quality and spread promising practices, and support a culture of quality improvement learning and mentorship across the province.
Organizations interested in participating in E-QIP training can apply here. Applications are due by Oct. 11.
Preference will be given to agencies using the Ontario Perception of Care Tool and have projects that seek to improve timely access to services, understand and increase client involvement in decision making related to care, improve client and staff involvement in the development of client care plans at discharge from service, and increase clients’ overall perception of the quality of services they received as well as their ability to effectively self-manage after discharge from service.
Benefits of participating include a step-by-step guide to implement a quality improvement project, continued coaching support to ensure your quality improvement project is a success, a developed framework to tackle quality improvement initiatives and lessons learned for future self-driven quality improvement initiatives.
Since March 2016, E-QIP has provided leadership and capacity building in the community mental health and addictions sector by promoting and supporting quality improvement, measurement and the use of data in decision-making. Led by Addictions and Mental Health Ontario (AMHO) and Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario Division, E-QIP is delivered in close partnership with the Provincial System Support Program (PSSP) at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).