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It is estimated that less than 20 percent of best practices are ever applied because it takes both specific funding and effort to be able to effectively plan and sustain implementation activities. The implementation program for ABI works to build best practices in pilot locations, clinics and rehabilitation environments in order to create provincial standards for ABI care. It also evaluates the implementation of our guidelines and standards of care through measurement of outcomes, performance and efficiency, as well as evaluating outcomes for people with ABI.

Implementation Projects

Providence Care Hospital – Kingston

ABI and Addictions/Mental Health Collaborative: The targeted outcome of this grant was to establish a successful and sustainable mechanism for addressing the needs of clients with moderate to severe TBI and a comorbidity of mental illness and/or addiction.

Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – University Health Network

Telephone Follow-up: Supporting Community Transition Post ABI Rehab: The targeted outcome of the project was to refine and implement a sustainable telephone follow-up process in the ABI Inpatient Services at Toronto Rehab, UHN.

West Park Healthcare Centre

Acquired Brain Injury and Sexuality: The targeted outcome of the project was to educate ABI patients, caregivers, and families on sexuality post-ABI. The grant was used to develop educational content as well as the internal capacity to provide this education in group or one-on-one sessions.

Health Sciences North

Implementing contextualized assessment and intervention approaches for the inpatient rehabilitation of adults with cognitive-communication impairments post-TBI: The targeted outcome of the project was to implement contextualized assessment and intervention approaches for the inpatient rehabilitation of adults with cognitive-communication impairments post-TBI, while simultaneously avoiding over-reliance on standardized tests.

Catalyst Grants

ONF will be providing catalyst funds to programmes that are working on improving the degree of implementation of the adult concussion and moderate-to-severe TBI guidelines. The final grant amount will depend on the number of applicants that are successful. There is a selection committee and process for reviewing the applications.

Other Areas

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