The Excellence in Quality Improvement Project (E-QIP) is a partnership initiative between Addictions and Mental Health Ontario (AMHO), the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Ontario and Ontario Health (formerly Health Quality Ontario). The partnership has been expanded to include working closely with the Centre of Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)’s Provincial Support System Program (PSSP).
The overarching E-QIP objectives are to support community mental health and addiction agencies by:
- Increasing the understanding of quality in mental health and addiction care;
- Working towards improvement in key domains of quality;
- Increasing sector-wide quality improvement learning and mentorship;
- Highlighting promising quality improvement practices.
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.
To learn more about E-QIP, visit the website: e-qip.ca