The AUA Approach

The AUA intervention is person-centred and relies on teamwork, data and communication between staff, families, pharmacists, and physicians.

AUA Infographic

Phase 1 of the NB-AUA Collaborative began in May 2016 with 15 nursing home organizations. Phase 2 launched in May 2017 with the remaining 43 nursing home organizations


“Dementia is a debilitating condition that affects the quality of life of many Canadians and their families. This program will help improve the appropriate use of medication to treat seniors and their health.”

The Hon. Jane Philpott, Minister of Health


How we started


Pan Canadian Appropriate Use of Antipsychotics collaborative teams

Pan-Canadian Appropriate Use of Antipsychotics collaborative teams

The antipsychotics reduction collaborative had its roots in CFHI’s EXTRA: Executive Training Program. Two managers with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority designed an initiative to help multi-disciplinary teams of healthcare providers better use data from the Resident Assessment Instrument/Minimum Data Set. CFHI later spread this initiative to more than 50 long term care homes across the country in its Pan Canadian Appropriate Use of Antipsychotics collaborative , which saw a 54% reduction in use and discontinuation of antipsychotics in just 14 months.