Pathways for Health Equity Quality Improvement Strategy
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03315728|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : October 20, 2017
Last Update Posted : May 3, 2018
The PATHWAYS for Health Equity research program builds on the 5-year FORGE AHEAD Indigenous diabetes quality improvement research program (2013 - 2017).
PATHWAYS for Health Equity, a 3-year research program (2017 - 2019), is a great opportunity to continue our important collaborative diabetes quality improvement research with an increasing number of Indigenous partnering communities and researchers and key stakeholders (collaborators, policymakers and knowledge-users). Four partnering First Nations communities will join the Pathways program to develop community-driven quality improvement initiatives championed by a Community Facilitator and supported by a Community Data Coordinator.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 With Hyperglycemia||Other: Quality Improvement Strategy|
To improve the health and health equity of Indigenous peoples by strengthening the effectiveness, sustainability and scalability of a promising community-driven and culturally-relevant quality improvement strategy through meaningful conversations and engagement with our community partners.
- Engage community partners and key stakeholders to support meaningful participation and leadership
- Review, improve and adapt the diabetes quality improvement strategy with community partners
- Evaluate the effectiveness of the adapted diabetes quality improvement strategy
- Develop community-driven plans for sustainability and scale-up for the adapted diabetes quality improvement strategy
WHY IS PATHWAYS IMPORTANT?
In Canada, there are significant inequalities between the health status of Indigenous peoples and the general population concerning diabetes. Community-driven initiatives using promising diabetes quality improvement strategies can potentially reform local healthcare in Indigenous communities and improve care for those living with diabetes.
WHAT IS INVOLVED IN PATHWAYS?
Community-based champions called Community Facilitators and Community Data Coordinators will be trained to provide leadership and support to community-based teams to make priority improvements to diabetes programs/ services and clinical care. The 18-month quality improvement intervention includes:
- educational workshops on diabetes and quality improvement
- support, communication, and coaching for action planning and quality improvement
- readiness consultation tools
- diabetes registry & surveillance system
An evaluation consisting of interviews and questionnaires may be used to understand the process of adapting the diabetes quality improvement strategy to each community's context and factors that influence the program's success.
Our strong, multidisciplinary and cross-jurisdictional PATHWAYS Team includes Indigenous community representatives and healthcare providers, nonIndigenous healthcare providers, clinician scientists and academic researchers, as well as policy decision-makers and knowledge-user organizations.
The timely program will provide community leaders and knowledge-users with policy recommendations and a quality improvement strategy that can be implemented, sustained and spread to Indigenous community settings and regions across Canada and internationally.
Four community partners will be engaged and will partner in the Pathways program (two in Ontario and two in Atlantic Canada). Formal Community Research Agreements will represent participation and partnership.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||20 participants|
|Observational Model:||Ecologic or Community|
|Official Title:||Transformation of Indigenous Primary Healthcare Delivery: Enhancement and Adaptation of Community-driven Innovations and Scale-up Toolkits|
|Actual Study Start Date :||October 26, 2017|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||October 31, 2019|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||December 31, 2019|
Quality Improvement Strategy
First Nations communities partners are a diverse group of Indigenous communities reflecting wide variation in contextual factors: healthcare delivery and funding models; population size; remoteness; governance structures; and access to primary, secondary and tertiary care. Four diverse communities will partner in the program (two in Ontario and two in Atlantic Canada). All four communities will undertake an 18- month Quality Improvement Strategy intervention where they develop community-driven and culturally-relevant initiatives to improve diabetes care and management in their community
Other: Quality Improvement Strategy
Quality improvement strategy The 18 month Quality Improvement Strategy includes 3 months preparation, 12 months intervention, 3 months local knowledge translation. The intervention includes Readiness Consultations to assist in understanding available resources to address and adopt diabetes and chronic disease prevention and care strategies. Community teams receive a series of 3 workshops (in-person/virtual) followed by action periods where the team carry out and evaluate PDSAs they develop to improve diabetes care. Coaching is provided by Western during the 3-4 month action periods. FNDSS is a webbased secure community portal system for communities to develop a diabetes registry/surveillance system and generate reports and plan QI initiatives.
- Understand the influence of community context on the implementation of the QI Strategy as assessed by the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research [ Time Frame: November 2017 - April 2019 ]Qualitative information will be collected by interviews or focus groups to understand how context influences the implementation of the QI strategy. Questions on the interview are guided by the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research, which includes questions on intervention characteristics, outer community setting, inner community setting, characteristics of individuals/teams, and implementation processes.
- Glycated hemoglobin (A1C) [ Time Frame: November 2017 - April 2019 ]Improvement in A1C will be assessed using the community's FNDSS portal.
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03315728
|Contact: Stewart Harris, MD||519-661-2111 ext firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Mariam Naqshbandi Hayward, MSc||519-661-2111 ext email@example.com|
|London, Ontario, Canada, N6C 4Z9|
|Contact: Stewart Harris 519-858-5028 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Mariam Hayward 519-661-2111 ext 20067 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator:||Stewart Harris, MD||Western University|