Part 3: Implementation science tools

On July 22, 2014, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Health Promotion Resource Centre wrapped up its three-part webinar series on Implementation Science. This series was hosted in partnership with the Provincial System Support Program (PSSP) at CAMH and the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation.

With close to 900 stakeholders registered, this introductory webinar series aimed to have participants from public health and health promotion settings in Ontario develop a working understanding of Implementation Science and the Active Implementation Frameworks developed by the National Implementation Research Network (NIRN).

Read a full recap of the first webinar along with the recording. Read about the second webinar.

In the third and final webinar, “Implementation Science Tools,” Alexia Jaouich (Senior Project Manager, PSSP, CAMH) gave an overview of various Implementation Science tools, some from NIRN and others that were adapted and/or developed internally to support Ontario’s Systems Improvement Through Service Collaboratives initiative, which CAMH is supporting. The tools are meant to support movement through the various stages of implementation — exploration, installation, initial implementation, and full implementation. Alexia walked participants through the use of two tools, the Hexagon Decision-Making Tool and the Practice Profiles, which are both used during the exploration phase.

Kim Baker (Regional Implementation Coordinator, PSSP, CAMH) discussed how the Hamilton Service Collaborative used these tools to implement the evidence-informed Transition to Independence (TIP) model.

Learn more about the implementation tools by watching the webinar recording. You can also download the presentation slides.

CAMH Health Promotion Resource Centre is currently planning to host more webinars on Implementation Science in the upcoming fiscal year, so stay tuned! To share your ideas and thoughts on potential topics that should be covered, please email linda [dot] yoo [at] camh [dot] ca.