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NeuroMatters Fall 2019

Change is inevitable. Change is constant.

The idea of change can often be greeted with well-warranted reservation in the uncertainty of unknown outcomes; but whether embraced or not, change is inevitable. As the Ontario health system transitions into Ontario Health Teams our work at ONF is as important as ever to ensure health transformation addresses the neurotrauma population. We welcome the changes and the opportunity to position neurotrauma as a key health priority to the Ontario health system by continuing to facilitate knowledge generation, mobilization and implementation to ensure improved outcomes for Ontarians living with neurotrauma injuries and preventing the injuries from the outset.

Having been involved with ONF for some time, you will know that knowledge generation and mobilization have always governed our approach. Guided by outcome driven initiatives, ONF has integrated a strategic approach that follows a research, knowledge mobilization and implementation science continuum. Our work in implementation science has developed and realized meaningful impact over the  last decade; ONF is continually looking for sustainable opportunities to implement our knowledge products at scale. This past September our Program Directors attended the biennial Global Implementation Conference in Glasgow, Scotland to network and explore new trends in implementation science practices. Prevention and Acquired Brain Injury Program Directors, Hélène Gagné and Judy Gargaro shared a storyboard presentation highlighting ONF’s journey from traditional funder to impact driven funding and our approach to implementation science, which you can read further about in this issue.

Leading up to the end of the year is always a busy time filled with conferences and meetings in both the Spinal Cord and Brain Injury network, and of course November is marked by Fall Prevention Month. In this issue of NeuroMatters you will read of the many developments and achievements ONF has facilitated through strategic partnerships and collaborations.

Warm wishes for the Holiday Season,

Kent Bassett-Spiers
CEO

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NeuroMatters is the source for news and information about research and best practices in injury prevention, care and treatment of spinal cord injury, acquired brain injury.

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