PAS/HSO 22005:2020 Youth Mental Health and Addiction Services Publicly Available Specification – Targeted Consultation

Summary

Health Standards Organization (HSO) is excited to announce that we have partnered with Health Canada, Children’s Healthcare Canada and Frayme to launch the target consultation for our draft PAS/HSO PAS/HSO 22005:2020 Youth Mental Health and Addiction Services, as a part of the Improving Integrated Care for Youth (IICY) Initiative.

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What is the Improving Integrated Care for Youth Initiative (IICY)? 
IICY is a three-year pan-Canadian program funded by Health Canada’s Health Care Policy Contribution Program and Frayme that co-designs quality improvement tools for youth mental health and addiction services with youth, families, providers and policy makers and tests those tools in real-life settings.

The IICY Initiative will bring together a community of youth, families, providers and policy makers from across Canada who lead integrated youth services (IYS) in their communities through a virtual learning collaborative. The IICY Learning Collaborative will work together to test evidence-based HSO standards and implementation tools that are aimed at driving improvements in the design, delivery and evaluation of people-centred and integrated care pathways for youth mental health and addiction services.

What will IICY accomplish? 
Between December 2020 and March 2022, the IICY Learning Collaborative will work together to test a suite of evidence-based HSO standards and implementation tools, with real people in real settings. We will learn from integrated youth services networks across Canada on how to actually drive action and co-create change so that care pathways for mental health and addiction services are better connected, easier to navigate and meets youth and their families when, where, and how they it.

One of the HSO standards that the IICY Learning Collaborative will test is PAS/HSO 22005:2020 Youth Mental Health and Addiction Services Publicly Available Specification (PAS).

What is a Publicly Available Specification (PAS)?
A PAS is a standardization document developed in response to an identified emerging service or public policy need. The objective is to expedite the development of a standardization document with a convened Expert Panel that identifies evidence and experience-informed practices for a specific emerging need.

What is PAS/HSO 22005:2020 Youth Mental Health and Addiction Services? 
In partnership with Children’s Healthcare Canada, and prepared by HSO’s Youth Mental Health and Addiction Services Expert Panel, HSO’s first draft of PAS/HSO 22005:2020 Youth Mental Health and Addiction Services was developed in response to an emerging need for evidence and experience- informed practices that enable the comprehensive, continuous and coordinated design, delivery and continuous improvement of integrated, people-centred youth mental health and addiction service pathways. It outlines best practices for how people work together within a health system with diverse voices at the table, to co-design service delivery models and co-create seamless care transitions in partnership with youth and their families.

Tell us what you think

HSO’s Youth Mental Health and Addiction Services Expert Panel is now seeking feedback on the draft PAS/HSO 22005:2020 Youth Mental Health and Addiction Services. More specifically we are looking for input on its comprehensiveness, appropriateness and feasibility to implement. All feedback received will be presented to HSO’s Youth Mental Health and Addiction Services Expert Panel for review and deliberation to inform its content.

This targeted consultation will remain open until midnight EST on Friday, October 9, 2020. 

Review the draft PAS/HSO 22005:2020 Youth Mental Health and Addiction Services and provide your feedback by completing a short online survey.

Draft PASQuestionnaire

For any questions related to HSO/PAS 22005 Youth Mental Health and Addiction Services, please contact iicy-asij@healthstandards.org