Quality of Care N.L. is an applied health and social systems research and evaluation program based in the Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University, with the aim to improve health outcomes in Newfoundland and Labrador. The program utilizes strategies such as data interpretation, knowledge translation, public engagement, and solutions implementation to bring about positive change. Its bi-annual publication, Practice Points, provides data-driven key points supporting evidence-based best practices in healthcare specific to the province. The publication covers various research and evaluation areas, including antibiotic usage, with the goal of sharing best practices and prescribing patterns with healthcare providers and administrators. Quality of Care N.L. has played a pivotal role as the secretariat for the provincial task force, Health Accord N.L., focused on transforming health and healthcare in the region. The program is now considering new research areas, including addressing social determinants of health and the environmental impact of healthcare in relation to climate change. Engaging with the public through initiatives like the Healthy Discussions webinar series allows Quality of Care N.L. to gather insights and promote dialogue on important health research topics. As part of the Canada's Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR), Quality of Care N.L. operates as a program of N.L. SUPPORT and follows the principles of a learning health and social system, working with clinical leads to provide real-world context to their research.
To learn more about Quality of Care N.L., visit their website.
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