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Spinal Cord Injury Implementation Activity

SCI Implementation and Evaluation Quality Care Consortium

The SCI Implementation and Evaluation Quality Care Consortium (SCI IEQCC) aims to ensure optimal and equitable healthcare services for all Ontarians, regardless of where you live, to ensure functional recovery, health and wellbeing for individuals living with Spinal Cord Injury or Disease (SCI/D). The Consortium achieves this vision through implementing key indicators aligned with best practices across several key health domains.

The Consortium evolved from past knowledge translation activities including the SCI Knowledge Mobilization Network (SCI KMN) and the SCI Rehabilitation Care High Performance Indicators (SCI-HIGH) project. Both activities provided frameworks and guidelines to standardize care; SCI IEQCC seeks to ensure implementation science principles and performance evaluation using health indicators to guide improvements in health care and the rehabilitation for people living with SCI in Ontario.

Who’s involved:

The Consortium brings together clinicians, researchers, implementation specialists, administrative leaders, policy makers, and individuals living with SCI. Key supporting partners are SCI Ontario, the Ontario SCI Alliance and ONF. Primary implementation efforts are focused within the five tertiary rehabilitation centres with reach into the community supported by the organizations listed below.

Centres in Windsor and Thunder Bay also keep connected to Consortium activities.

How we work:

Implementation & Evaluation Specialists from each site develop skills in implementation science and apply those skills in implementing indicators and related best practices to optimize care. The indicator information will inform a provincial report card and benchmarks that will identify systemic barriers, advocate for change and work towards continuous improvement.

SCI IEQCC Newsletters

SCI KMN Implementation Guide

Informing Implementation:

A practical guide to implementing new practice as informed by the experience of the SCI KMN. 

Access the guideline

CORPORATE ANNOUNCEMENT – February 2021(Click to learn more)