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Health Equity and Inclusion (HEI) Framework for Education and Training
The Health Equity and Inclusion (HEI) Framework is an evidence-based practical approach that helps create an equitable and inclusive learning environment and embed a health equity lens into the planning, development and delivery of education and training initiatives....Read More
Creating Equitable Access to Testing and Treatment of COVID-19
Michael Garron Hospital (MGH) is a provincial leader in the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19. Through integration within our community to provide testing and assessments in four separate locations across East Toronto, MGH significantly increased equitable access to...Read More
“Haven” Intensive Eating Disorders Stepped Care Program, Hospital to Community Pathway – Children’s Hospital and Vanier Initiative
There is urgency to serve surging children-youth presenting severe eating disorders in London-Middlesex. A stepped care intensive community-based eating disorders program at Vanier Children’s Mental Wellness has expanded the existing eating disorders program at...Read More
Physician Engagement Strategy
The Physician Engagement Strategy is an organization-wide strategic priority with the aim of reimagining mental health care delivery through the optimization and use of digital technologies, including I-CARE (CAMH’s electronic health record system). Co-designed and...Read More
Primary Care and Community Response Teams
Primary Care & Community Response Teams (PCC Response Teams) is an integrated care program offered by East Toronto Health Partners (ETHP), the Ontario Health Team (OHT) serving East Toronto. ETHP serves nearly 400,000 residents across 22 of Canada’s most diverse...Read More
Safety Profile Scorecard
Shannex is a family owned and operated organization, providing quality senior care across a full continuum of services in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Ontario. Injuries and costs related to compensation claims in health care are significant and the challenges in...Read More
UPSTREAM – COPD Education and Self-Management Support
UPSTREAM actively recruits and screens individuals at risk or suspected of having Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and provides diagnosis, education, and support. UPSTREAM is the INSPIRED Program, without home visits and includes patients prior to...Read More
Inpatient Addictions Medicine Unit
The Inpatient Addictions Medicine Unit (AMU) at Health Sciences North (HSN) was created as a care service, to provide support to those with active substance use and addictions diagnoses requiring acute care admission. The AMU works closely with the Addiction Medicine...Read More
Realtime Dashboards Driving Action During COVID-19
The landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic required agile thinking and action to ensure the safety of our workforce and patients. To facilitate decision making, accurate real-time data was required to guide leaders in critical decision making to support ongoing...Read More
Comprehensive Care & Integration Specialist Team
The Comprehensive Care and Integration Specialists (CCIS) team’s specialists (registered social workers, addictions therapists, and psychotherapists) strive to fill gaps in care for clients living with complex health and psychosocial issues. The CCIS specialists...Read More
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Health Standards Organization (HSO) and its affiliate, Accreditation Canada, have been identifying and publishing Leading Practices in the Leading Practices Library for over 15 years.
A Leading Practice is an innovative, people-centred, evidence-informed practice that has been implemented by teams in an organization. The leading practice has demonstrated a positive change related to safe and reliable care/service, accessible and appropriate care/service, and/or integrated care/service.
The Leading Practices Library is a knowledge-sharing resource and serves to recognize innovative practices that have been submitted and have undergone a review by peer reviewers. Leading Practices are shared with the public, policymakers and organizations who are interested in improving and making real quality and health system changes.
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