Too often, people living with chronic diseases like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), end up in the hospital because the care they need isn’t available in the community. This costs the health system billions and impacts quality of life for patients.

CFHI supports collaborations that keep people with chronic diseases out of the hospital by meeting their needs at home and in the community. Collaborations like INSPIRED improve quality of life for patients and their caregivers while reducing hospital readmissions and emergency department visits.

Interested in shifting care closer to home?

Find out which CFHI collaboratives are shifting care closer to home:

  • EPAC: Embedding a Palliative Approach to Care (EPAC) is a model that improves care at the end-of-life for residents in long term care, their family, surviving residents and the healthcare team.  
  • INSPIRED Scale Collaborative: CFHI is supporting six teams from across the country to scale INSPIRED, a program proven to improve quality of life for patients living with COPD, while also dramatically reducing hospital readmissions and emergency department visits.
  • Bridge-to-Home Spread Collaborative: Partnering with Patients and Caregivers to Improve Quality and Patient Experience through Care Transitions- We’re inviting teams across Canada to apply for this new collaborative taking place from August 2018 to January 2020.  

Access online resources for shifting care closer to home:


Resources for Health System Leaders

Visit our INSPIRED Resource Hub to access a wide range of free online resources for caring for people with COPD, like the INSPIRED Change Package which outlines all the components of the INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program™.

Share your ideas!
If you have an innovation that meets the needs of people with chronic disease at home or in the community, we want to hear from you. Email us at or call 613-728-2238.

Resources for Patients and Families

Speak to your healthcare provider about whether INSPIRED is available in your region. A full list of participating health organizations can be found here:

For resources on self-management education for COPD, and other related ailments, visit