Roll out of new staged screening and assessment process begins

The new staged screening and assessment process is now being rolled out across Ontario, starting with about half of the Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs).

Key activities underway include:

  • Implementation plans that take into account the community context are in development in the first wave of LHINs.
  • A group of about 65 service providers are in the process of becoming certified trainers for the assessment tool (GAIN Q3 MI ONT). This group will support scale-up and sustainability within their respective LHINs.
  • The DTFP implementation support team is facilitating training for a small group of early-adopter clinicians from selected agencies.

Important next steps include engaging with remaining LHINs, finalizing the implementation guide currently in development, addressing data-collection challenges, and refining the materials and approach used to train service providers based on feedback from early adopters.

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