Research & Evaluation

Research and Evaluation

There are four phases of research which have taken place over the course of the project which will contribute to the content and development of the project’s educational programs and resources. Each phase is summarized in it’s own report.

Phase I: Case Study Networks
This research describes the ‘current state of collaboration’ in a series of case study networks of primary care and mental health and addiction (MH&A) agencies from four regions in Ontario who participated in the project workshops and coaching sessions.

Phase II: Environmental Scan
This research is an environmental scan to identify the ‘current state’ of all existing inter-organizational relationships among Family Health Teams (FHTs), Community Health Centres (CHCs) and community MH&A agencies across the province of Ontario.

Phase III: Inter-Organizational Partnerships
This research examines existing inter-organizational networks across Ontario (identified in Phase II through the environmental scan) in more depth. The research explores the impact of organizational structures and processes upon 1) inter-organizational partnerships and inter-professional collaboration at the administrative level, and 2) partnerships and collaborative practices at the service delivery level.

Phase IV: Project Evaluation
The practice toolkits, workshops, coaching sessions, teleseminars, project implementation and development processes will be evaluated.

The results of the research and evaluation will be used to inform the project materials and activities including toolkits, workshops, coaching and educational resources. At the end of the project, an aggregate report of the research findings will be submitted to HealthForceOntario and will also be available on the EnHANCE Ontario website.

Also available are Reports compiled as a result of the project on  Best Practices as well as Building Capacityf or inter-organizational partnerships and inter-professional collaboration.

Findings are reported in an anonymous way that protects the identity of the participants and the individual organizations.