Foundations to Quality Improvement (IDEAS) E-Learning CourseCLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

The Excellence through Quality Improvement Project (E-QIP) is pleased to offer our Foundations to Quality Improvement (IDEAS) via an e-learning platform.  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 experiences and outcomes for service users and staff.

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/tenant care, experience and outcomes. Participants complete the Foundations Program ready to participate in and contribute to QI projects and initiatives at their home organization.

Learning objectives: This course aims to provide participants with a foundational knowledge in quality improvement including common QI terminology and tools to help them progress through the Model for Improvement (Preparing for QI, Understanding the Problem, Measuring and Understanding Your System, Developing and Planning Solutions, Testing and Implementing Change Ideas and Sustaining and Spreading Improvement.)   

Target audience: (1) Clinical, support and administrative staff/volunteers working in Ontario’s community mental health and addiction sector who are or would like to participate in QI projects and consider themselves novice or in need of a refresh and (2) Individuals with an interest in understanding and learning about QI and promoting the spread of QI knowledge within their organization.

This self-paced e-learning course is comprised of 7 stages and will take approximately 8-12 hours to complete. Course content includes theory, videos, learning and reflection activities as well as knowledge checks. A community-based case study is used throughout the course to demonstrate the use of tools and key concepts. ***Please note: Due to high demand, participants will have 6 months to complete this course from their date of enrollment