Integrated Client Care Project (ICCP)
In 2008, the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care announced the Strengthening Home Care Services in Ontario strategy. One component of the strategy sought to promote better health outcomes for Ontarians through an Integrated Client Care Project (ICCP). This multi-year initiative was introduced to test new, more integrated models of health care delivery at a number of sites across the province.
The ICCP unites Community Care Access Centres, service providers and health sector stakeholders in establishing a model of care organized around clinical conditions with the following goals:
- to achieve better health care more cost effectively
- to improve population outcomes
- to improve the quality of home and community care delivery
The ICCP has identified four client groups for which the impact of community-based funding, costing and integrated delivery approaches will be assessed:
- clients requiring palliative care
- clients requiring wound care
- frail seniors
- medically complex children
The goal of the assessment is to examine the client and system impacts of integrating care and the policies required to support the transition to an integrated client care model.
Additional details about the ICCP are available here: www.ccac-ont.ca/icc.
Role of ICES in Project Evaluation
ICES will support the impact assessment by ensuring that appropriate external evaluators are selected and that impact assessment designs are of high quality and have scientific merit. ICES will also contract-manage the external evaluators, who will measure impacts and effectiveness in real time across the project’s field trials.
The Impact Assessment RFP deadline for submissions occurred on Monday, October 31, 2011. The contract was awarded in January 2012 and the evaluation is underway.
Background and contextual information concerning the ICCP and the approach being taken for palliative care delivery is available by consulting the ICCP Palliative Care Impact Assessment Framework and the following companion documents:
Contract awarded; evaluation underway.
For more information contact Michelle Cooper, Project Manager, at (416) 480-4055 x 3948