“Without the INSPIRED program, I would probably be back in hospital… Before I started this program, I had no idea what was going on with me physically. Now I know what’s coming and what to expect. It’s been a good program… It’s inspiring ”

—David Smith, patient with COPD and INSPIRED program participant


About the Collaborative

Over the 12-month quality improvement collaborative, CFHI provided seed funding, training, coaching, resources and opportunities for cross-team sharing with organizations across the country.

INSPIRED COPD Collaborative

Training: 25+ Virtual content webinars, face-to-face team workshop and regional roundtable exchanges

Coaching: Content and improvement experts from across Canada, U.S. and the U.K.

Resources: Up to $50,000 in seed funding and tools to guide the adaptation of the INSPIRED model to local contexts

Cross-team sharing: Online learning, peer review and idea exchanges

19 team sites – including 78 organizations spread across all 10 provinces – designed, implemented, evaluated and spread changes across their COPD care programs.