The Implementation Science Teams Partnership Model demonstrates how organizations worked together to implement and evaluate practices and policies designed to keep people in long-term care safe from COVID-19.
The model shows how cross-organizational partnerships can use evidence to improve quality, safety and outcomes of care. It shows how the unique contributions of each partner contributed to the program outcomes of:
The Implementation Science Teams: Strengthening Pandemic Preparedness in Long-Term Care (LTC-IST) program was delivered by Healthcare Excellence Canada, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and funding partners Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF), New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF), Michael Smith Health Research BC (Health Research BC) and the Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI).
Rick Glazier, Scientific Director of the Institute of Health Services and Policy Research at CIHR, Jane Rylett, Scientific Director of the Institute of Aging at CIHR and Jennifer Zelmer, President and CEO of Healthcare Excellence Canada shared the LTC-IST Partnership model at the 2022 National Health Leadership Conference. Watch the recording to learn more about their experience working together on the Implementation Science Teams program.