June 28, 2017 12:00 – 1:00pm ESTTerry Montague  and Lesli Martin will be presenting about about the results of the 2016 Health Care In Canada survey.  They will explore how the survey can benefit organization’s decision-making process and share insights into predictions for future innovations and improvements.  Register here.

Toronto, Canada from June 20-21, 2017.  This years conference theme is "Expanding Implementation Perspectives: Engaging Systems”. The conference provides an opportunity to learn, share, network and socialize with others who are passionate about implementation science, practice, and policy. Register here.

June 13, 2017 from 12-1pm EST join host Kaye Phillips for this interactive on-call session presented by the CARES project team members from Fraser Health & the Nova Scotia Helath Authority.  Register here

May 31, 2017 from 12-1pm EST join this interactive on-call session where Jennifer Verma will present the results of preliminary case studies profiling population health-based initiatives for inner city populations.  Register here.

April 12, 2017 from 12-1pm EST join host Carol Fancott and speaker, Dr. G. Ross Baker for this interactive on-call webinar to introduce a framework for engagement-capable enviornments and share the results of successful patient engagement case studies. Register here.

Real, meaningful societal impact is attainable once we understand how to work together and collaborate in new and transformational ways.  On March 29th from 1-2pm EST Tynesia Boyea-Robinson and Lisa Attygalle will discuss innovative and collaborative approaches to large-scale social change.

Highlights of this issue include the featured topic of Quality Improvement, updates regarding Age-Friendly Communities, Advance Care Planning and Health Care Consent Education, Regional Integrated Fall Prevention and Management Strategy and a listing of upcoming events.  Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to quality improvement.  There are a number of general resources to assist in planning, implementation and evaluation. Educational and topic or sector specific resources are also included. 4 pages.

This document serves as a tool which provides implementation teams an opportunity to plan for and/or assess the use of stage-based activities to improve the success of implementation efforts for evidence based practices s or evidence-informed innovations.  9 pages.  Last reviewed January 2017.

This study evaluated the perceptions of professionals, patients and informal caregivers related to the quality of health service delivery in geriatric rehabilitation during implementation of a national programme aimed at improving quality of geriatric rehabilitation. The study underlines that geriatric rehabilitation is a multidisciplinary process aiming to achieve integrated patient-centred care. 

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