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AMHO's Monthly Newsletter - December 2017
Dear Friend,
Season's greetings to you and yours on behalf of our team here at Addictions and Mental Health Ontario. Thank you for another year of supporting AMHO and our work together towards a more accessible and comprehensive system for addiction and mental health. I hope you enjoy a restful break and return refreshed in the new year.
Happy holidays and all the best!
Gail Czukar, CEO and the team at AMHO
The 6th Annual Addictions and Mental Health Conference is taking place May 27, 28 and 29, 2018 at the Hilton Toronto, and we're looking for bold ideas, new research and transformative practices to showcase.

Key details about our call for presentations:
  • The deadline to submit your proposal is January 19, 2018
  • Practitioners, academics, researchers, consultants, public health officials and others providing services in the addiction and mental health sector are encouraged to submit proposals
  • Proposals should clearly define the objectives and what new information or take away ideas participants will learn
The Addictions and Mental Health Conference is the province's largest annual gathering of addiction and mental health workers, researchers, policy makers and knowledge brokers. We look forward to seeing you there!

Click here to submit your presentation proposal
EQIP now accepting applications from agencies for QI coaching and support
In 2018, The Excellence through Quality Improvement Project (E-QIP) will be offering free Quality Improvement (QI) and Data coaching to community mental health and addiction organizations interested in improving quality and using data to guide decision making.

To align the quality work in the mental health and addiction sector with provincial priorities, we will be accepting project coaching applications for any area that you wish to improve, and priority will be given to the following areas:
  • Projects that seek to improve timely access to services,
  • Projects that seek to understand and/or improve the client experience,
  • Projects that seek to align with HQO’s major depression, schizophrenia or opioid treatment standards or take on the standards locally,
  • Projects that seek to increase the use of client goal plans and/or improve client outcomes.
Details on how to submit an application will be provided in a webinar Thursday, January 11 on QI coaching from 9 to 10 am. Click here to sign up for the webinar.

The application form can be downloaded here and we ask that you also submit a QI Readiness assessment for your organization that can be found here.

If you have any questions about QI coaching support, how to apply for this opportunity or QI in general, please contact: 
Debbie Bang, AMHO
T: 416-490-8900 ext. 236

Michael Dunn, CMHA Ontario
T: 416-977-5580 ext. 4164    
Sharing Together is an EENet initiative that aims to promote the use of evidence to improve the healthcare experience, quality of care, and overall health and wellbeing of all Ontarians.

"Sharing Together: Report in Short. Developing an evidence priority agenda for Ontario’s mental health, substance use, and addictions system" was created with input from 550 participants who came together to share their perspectives and prioritize their evidence needs.

This Report in Short provides a brief overview of the evidence needs related to 10 themes selected by stakeholders through Sharing Together. Click here to read the report, and here for details about the January 24 webinar.
  • Gail Czukar's op-ed in the Globe and Mail, December 13, 2017, about how community mental health and addiction services are part of the  solution to the lack of timely psychiatric care.
  • Provinces to receive 75% of the cannabis revenue
  • Bill 174Cannabis, Smoke-Free Ontario and Road Safety Statute Law Amendment Act, passed December 12, 2017
  • Bill 160Strengthening Quality and Accountability for Patients Act, 2017 passed December 12, 2017
Have news, job postings, or events you'd like AMHO to share in our next newsletter? Click here to send them our way.
Season's Greetings

Call for presentations - Addictions and Mental Health Conference

EQIP now accepting applications for QI coaching

Sharing Together: Report in Short

Opportunities for Action

In case you missed it...
Call for presentations deadline for the Addictions and Mental Health Conference
  • Submit by January 19, 2018
6th Annual Addictions and Mental Health Conference
  • May 27, 28 and 29, 2018 at the Hilton Toronto (145 Richmond Street)
Community Counselling and Addiction Services

Position: Mental Health and Addictions Therapist
Application Deadline: January 5, 2018
Click here for complete application
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Addictions and Mental Health Ontario (AMHO) represents over 220 addictions and mental health organizations in Ontario. As the collective voice of our members, we provide leadership and engage partners to build a comprehensive and accessible system of addictions and mental health care, and improve the well-being of individuals, families and communities in Ontario.
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