The Excellence through Quality Improvement Project (E-QIP) is pleased to offer Foundations to Quality Improvement (IDEAS) via an e-learning platform starting November 9th, 2020.  This course is a comprehensive introductory quality improvement (QI) course customized for the community mental health and addiction sector. This course introduces participants to: (1) Key QI concepts using the Model for Improvement, (2) Knowledge of foundational methods of QI, and (3) Opportunities to apply practical tools in order to improve client care, processes and outcomes. Course content has been adapted from the original IDEAS program developed in partnership between Health Quality Ontario (now part of Ontario Health), the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and the Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto.

Through completion of this course, participants become well versed in a common language and approach to QI with the explicit aim to improve client care, experience and outcomes. Participants complete the Foundations Program ready to participate in and contribute to QI projects.

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This e-learning course is comprised of 7 stages (introduction and 6 modules) and will take approximately 4 hours to complete. Course content includes theory, videos, learning and reflection activities as well as knowledge checks.  Our first module (course introduction) will ‘go live’  November 9th 2020. Subsequent stages will be added to the course curriculum as they become available.

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