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Working together for a Learning Health System
Serving the Quebec health and social services network
We help institutions, organizations, decision-makers and staff working in health care, research and social services to manage data, transform data into knowledge, manage change and work as partners toward a common goal: achieving a Learning Health System in Québec, along with the quintuple aim.
What is a Learning Health System (LHS)?
It’s working in partnership and using science to improve management, care and services
- It’s measuring, analyzing, taking action…and measuring again!
- From practices to data
- From data to knowledge
- From knowledge to clinical and organizational practices
For a health system to continuously improve, it must repeat the learning cycle.
We offer synchronous and asynchronous training, access to communities of practice, coaching, networking and mentoring opportunities in POR and LHS.Training
Our scientific and experiential knowledge is available to support you in patient-oriented and trajectory improvement projects.Consultation
Tools for people working in health and social services to successfully work in partnership, integrate science and innovations into practice, and facilitate change.Tools
Our expertise deployed in the field so that scientific and experiential knowledge is applied to improve practices.Networking
Continuous quality improvement and human change management methods used to improve clinical and organizational practices and have a tangible impact on the quintuple aim.Facilitation
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The Community of Practice evaluation questionnaire (CoPeval)
CoPeval aims to evaluate and improve communities of practice in partnership with their members, for example on an annual basis (formative evaluation). The two constructs evaluated are the processes and the effects of the Communities of Practice.
Module 201 – Patient partnership in research: the first steps
This training aims to initiate organizational transformation through the implementation of patient partnership.
Module 101 – Basis of patient partnership
Become familiar with the basics of patient partnership.
2022-2023 Activity Report by the Unité de soutien SSA Québec
The year 2022-2023 was an opportunity to dedicate ourselves entirely to helping the Québec healthcare system learn from its successes and mistakes. Find out more about our priorities, achievements and future plans.
A framework for evaluating patient and public engagement in research
This national tool can be used to plan and evaluate the patient and public engagement process before, during and at the end of a research project.
The Impact of Advance Care Planning on Healthcare Professionals' Well-being: A Systematic Review
Advance Care Planning (ACP) improves care for patients with chronic illnesses and reduces stress for families. But what impact do ACP interventions have on the well-being of healthcare professionals?
Training on the life-course with illness approach
What is the life-course with illness approach, and how can it be used as a methodological tool for co-construction?
Marie-Eve Poitras represents Canada at the OECD as part of the PaRIS-Survey international survey
After heading up the PaRIS international survey in Québec, Marie-Eve Poitras now represents Canada at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) as part of the PaRIS program.
Abstract: Primary care nursing competencies in Canadian undergraduate nursing programs: A national cross-sectional survey
To what extent have the Canadian undergraduate nursing programs integrated the national competencies for registered nurses in primary care?
An infographic summarizes how to activate Québec's learning healthcare system
75 people co-constructed an action plan with the aim of inspiring decision-makers and all members of the health and social services network to do things differently and, ultimately, make the Québec healthcare system a learning one.
The Unité de soutien SSA Québec develops the GMF apprenant program
How can we extend a culture of continuous quality improvement to the entire front line and foster the emergence of learning family medicine groups (GMFs) mobilized to achieve the quintuple aim? How can we mobilize these GMFs to improve organizational and clinical practices and create a healthy, committed community?
Mr. Kenneth George, patient partner, passes away
On Saturday, September 9, 2023, family and friends are invited to a memorial gathering at the Urgel Bourgie Funeral Complex, 3955 Chemin de la Côte de Liesse (St-Laurent).
Karina Prévost named co-leader of patient-partner community Expériences
Karina Prévost becomes co-leader of the Expériences patient parteners community and a member of the Unité de soutien SSA Québec executive committee.
Professor Pierre Pluye passes away
The family will receive condolences on August 25, 2023, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Complexe Funéraire Mont-Royal.
Working in partnership in health and social services: a team testifies to its success
A literacy facilitator, a literacy patient-partner and a researcher share their inspiring stories of partnership, equity, diversity and inclusion.
Measuring quality of life at work for healthcareand social services workers: A systematic reviewof available instruments
A systematic review of the literature highlights 13 instruments for measuring quality of life at work among health and social services workers.
Interactive ‘road map’ for patient-oriented research teams now available in French
The roadmap for patient and public engagement in health research developed by the BC SUPPORT Unit has been adapted to French thanks to a collaboration between with the Unité de soutien SSA Québec.
Research grant applications: Sensitive Approach to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) in Research
The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and Sex and Gender-Based Analysis (SBGA) mandates adopted in recent years by academic bodies require research teams to meet criteria when submitting grant applications. Following this premise, this document aims to accompany research teams in an approach sensitive to EDI-G and SBGA.