Webinar series: Building high quality mental health services - Why fidelity matters

This webinar series is presented by the Fidelity Monitoring in Ontario Community of Interest in collaboration with Evidence Exchange Network (EENet).

About this webinar series

Ontario invests significant funds to deliver evidence-based practices (EBPs). In mental health and addictions, there is growing awareness of the value of routine fidelity monitoring to determine if EBPs are being implemented as intended. Such monitoring can support more consistent delivery of care across the province and better client outcomes.
The Ontario Fidelity Community of Interest formed to advance routine fidelity monitoring in the Ontario mental health and addictions system. The Community of Interest includes researchers, clinicians, managers and policymakers with expertise in fidelity measurement and quality improvement. 

The COI, in collaboration with Evidence Exchange Network (EENet), is presenting this three part webinar series to share learning from Ontario fidelity initiatives regarding:  

The first three webinars will highlight work in one of three program areas – Strength-based Case Management, Early Psychosis Intervention and Assertive Community Treatment. A final webinar will discuss the role of fidelity in a learning health care system. The sessions will draw on experiences in Ontario and other jurisdictions.  

Target audience: government policymakers, program planners, agency leaders, Ontario Health Teams, researchers.

Upcoming webinars

Fidelity as part of a learning health care system: Lessons learned in Early Psychosis Intervention

Presenters will review what they have learned through five years of work, including refining fidelity assessment methodologies, building understanding of current quality of Early Psychosis Intervention service delivery and using the fidelity results to inform program and system improvement.

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Fidelity as part of a learning health care system: International and local perspectives

A final webinar will discuss the role of fidelity in a learning health care system. The session will draw on experiences from other jurisdictions.

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Previous webinars

Implementing strength-based case management: The value of fidelity monitoring

Presenters will share findings and lessons learned from a three-year study of implementation of Strength-based Case Management in seven organizations across three Canadian provinces. Fidelity assessments of local practice implementation was a core component of this work. 

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The role of fidelity in assertive community treatment: Better fidelity means better outcomes

Presenters will provide an overview of what the decades of experience with ACT fidelity assessments have taught about the value and necessity of continuing fidelity support for ACT teams, both new and old. Evolving assessment tools and protocols that support high fidelity teams as they operate in accordance with the Ontario provincial operational standards will be considered.

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For more information about the webinar series, contact Rossana Coriandoli, EENet Knowledge Broker, or Janet Durbin, Co-Lead, Fidelity COI.

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