Moving towards Systems and Design Thinking through Implementation Science

Bookmark0

Author: Shauna MacEachern, Marie-Lou Meawasige, Erica Sawula, & Dorina Simeonov

Systems Improvement through Service Collaboratives (SISC) is an initiative within Open Minds, Healthy Minds: Ontario’s Comprehensive Mental Health and Addictions Strategy, a ten year plan that commits to transformation of mental health and addiction services for all Ontarians. Within the first three years of the SISC initiative, 18 Service Collaboratives facilitated local systems change to better support individuals with mental health and addictions needs. The initiative is sponsored by the Provincial System Support Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. The SISC initiative, used a strategic framework (Implementation Science) to guide a geographically dispersed, cross-sector and community-led systems change process in mental health and addictions. This experience has highlighted some integration with systems and design thinking. When utilized effectively, The Implementation Science framework provides an evidence-informed process to guide intentional, actionable change,. We can look to innovative large-scale initiatives, like SISC, that have tested and adapted approaches in a variety of contexts to better understand how to fully realize the value of integrating these frameworks into evolving system design practices.

Posted Jul-2015

0 Comments

Attribution

RSD proceedings are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. This permits anyone to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or form according to the licence terms.

Citation

Author(s) (20XX). Article title. In Proceedings of Relating Systems Thinking and Design (RSDX) 20XX Symposium. City, Country, Month X-X, 20XX.

Creative Commons Licence

RSD10 Updates

Join the RSD10 mailing list to stay up-to-date on symposium developments.

Your SDA membership offers additional RSD features.

Thank you for