Quality Improvement

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

Information, tools and courses to support the delivery of high quality diabetes care, Click Here.

Foundations of Quality Improvement Course by IDEAS

A two-day introductory Quality Improvement course run by Improving & Driving Excellence Across Sectors (IDEAS), Click Here.

Diabetes Quality Improvement Article

Experts in quality improvement at the BBDC have developed a three part primer that will show you how to develop, implement and sustain a successful quality improvement project. To view the complete articles you will need to be a member of Diabetes Canada or a subscriber to the Canadian Journal of Diabetes or have institutional access to Canadian Journal of Diabetes (CJD). Click Here.

New e-Learning Modules on Diabetes Quality Improvement

Are you a health care provider working with people living with diabetes? The BBDC’s Quality Improvement and Safety Committee (QUEST) has made three new e-learning modules available to help you improve your knowledge of quality improvement (QI).

Designed by experts in the science of quality improvement, learners will work through a hypothetical QI initiative that aims to improve diabetes foot screening. Users will learn the steps and methodology needed to get a project started and ensure a high likelihood of success.

This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada and approved by the Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism.

The new e-learning modules, Diabetes Quality Improvement Primer, are available here.

Innovative Diabetes Quality Improvement Grants 2022/2023

New BBDC- QUEST Funding Opportunity

The BBDC has created a new funding opportunity for healthcare professionals for innovative quality improvement (QI) projects related to diabetes. The program will provide grants of up to $10,000 per application for projects which are a maximum of one year in length. It is intended to support scholarly and innovative research initiatives in quality improvement in diabetes care and/or patient safety in diabetes care.

To be eligible, the principal applicant must be a healthcare professional working full-time at a University of Toronto fully affiliated, community affiliated, or TAHSN affiliated institution. Examples of eligible applicants include clinicians, clinician-scientists, surgeons, nurses, dietitians, social workers, pharmacists and others working in diabetes care. The principal applicant must be able to hold a research grant as a principal investigator at their hospital/institution.

Applications must be received by 4 p.m., December 13, 2021.   For complete grant details and application instructions, please see our website.

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