On Call Innovation Conversation

Improving access to mental health and addictions services, and home and community care

Held June 17, 2019

Are you leading improvements in access to mental health and addiction services or home and community care? Are you interested in learning from those who are? Join us for the first webinar of an open series of webinars as part of the Priority Health Innovation Challenge. The Priority Health Innovation Challenge will identify and grow promising innovations in two pan-Canadian shared health priorities – improving access to mental health and addictions services, and home and community care. Participants to this webinar may join without the obligation of signing up to the challenge. However, the incentive to join is this: Up to $400,000 in awards will recognize measurable impact and reward success in moving the dial on one or more of 12 common indicators and increasing the number of patients reached.


FPT Access to Care Indicators

Mental Health and Addiction Services

  • Hospital Stays for Harm Caused by Substance Abuse
  • Frequent Emergency Room Visits for Help with Mental Health and/or Addictions
  • Self-Harm, Including Suicide
  • Wait Times for Mental Health and Addiction Services
  • Early Identification of Mental Health and Addiction Issues for Early Intervention in Youth
  • Awareness and Successful Navigation of Mental Health and Addiction Services

Home and Community Care

  • Wait Times for Home Care Services, Referral to Services
  • Alternate Level of Care Length of Stay for Inpatients Requiring Home Care Services
  • Home Care Services Helped the Recipient Stay at Home (self-reported)
  • Caregiver Distress
  • (In)appropriate Move to Long-Term Care
  • Death at Home/Not in Hospital (to be defined)

see: https://www.cihi.ca/en/shared-health-priorities-0


Join us June 17 for the live orientation webinar:

  • Be a part of a pan-Canadian conversation on enhancing care closer to home and community and improving access to mental health and addictions services;
  • Hear from teams who have already taken up the challenge – what are they planning to do and to what end?
  • Walk-through the challenge details, such as:
    • Discuss how will we measure success and learn more about the indicators chosen by the federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) health ministries, in consultation with Canadians, to measure access to mental health and addictions services and to home and community care;
    • Equip teams with the know-how to optimize their participation in the challenge (or register to participate, if they haven’t already);
    • Address questions and identify areas for support through open polls, discussion and Q&A.

Led by CFHI, this Challenge is supported by the following organizations (with more partners joining):

  • Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health
  • Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
  • Canadian College of Health Leaders
  • Canadian Frailty Network
  • Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement
  • Children’s Healthcare Canada
  • Canada Health Infoway
  • Canadian Home Care Association
  • Canadian Institute for Health Information
  • Canadian Medical Association
  • Canadian Nurses Association
  • Canadian Partnership Against Cancer
  • Canadian Patient Safety Institute
  • Choosing Wisely Canada
  • College of Family Physicians of Canada
  • Healthcare CAN
  • Mental Health Commission of Canada