Advanced Learning Program

Applied Learning Project

A rich component of the Advanced Learning Program (ALP) is the team based applied learning project. Teams identify an issue and develop, implement and report on a quality improvement project in their own organization or local health system.

In addition to class time, participants commit 5-10 hours weekly over the course of the five-month program to complete their project, including meetings with their project team and QI Advisor, data collection and analysis, engaging stakeholders, planning and completing tests of change and pre-session preparation.

Our Successes

Since 2013, more than 400 healthcare clinicians and administrators have successfully graduated from the IDEAS Advanced Learning Program and contribute to patient care quality initiatives across Ontario including:

  • Quality Based Procedures (QBPs) for Stroke, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Congestive Heart Failure (CHF);
  • Care coordination for complex patients through Health Links;
  • Patient flow (decreasing transfer to rehab times, improving timely access to primary care);
  • Implementation of best practice guidelines;
  • Enhancing the patient experience.

For examples of IDEAS Applied Learning Projects, visit the IDEAS Project Repository. 

In Collaboration and Partnership with the following:

  • Health Quality Ontario
  • ICES
  • University of Toronto

Funding provided by the Government of Ontario Funding provided by the Government of Ontario