The Leading Change Toolkit™ is for anyone who cares about making evidence-informed changes to improve outcomes in health care. This includes:
- informal and formal leaders of change initiatives
- health providers and clinicians of all disciplines working in any health sector or setting
- educators and students
- persons with lived experience and their families
- other people who work within health organizations and communities and want to make a difference including researchers, administrators, and policy makers
- people who share a common vision for change
- may also be referred to as implementation teams, implementation committees, steering committees or project teams
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What is the purpose of the Leading Change Toolkit™?
To give change agents and change teams the evidence, tools and strategies they need to make lasting improvements in health care. Outcomes of using the toolkit include:
- accelerated change;
- excellence in care;
- positive outcomes for persons/patients, providers, and organizations;
- vibrant engagement of staff at the point-of-care;
- meaningful participation of persons/patients and families to support the change process; and
- the development of evidence-informed cultures and safety cultures.
How will my change team benefit from using the Leading Change Toolkit™?
The Leading Change Toolkit™ combines approaches from two unique but complementary implementation frameworks. This can help you:
- use an organized and planned approach to making change
- use social movement approaches to build motivation and commitment to change
- create meaningful partnerships with persons/patients and families to make positive change
- strengthen your own skills and confidence in using evidence to achieve change
Using these approaches can also maximize the impact of your change initiative by:
- improving teamwork
- bridging the evidence-to-practice gap
- improving outcomes
- making positive changes that will last
Who developed the Leading Change Toolkit™?
The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) developed the Leading Change Toolkit™ in partnership with Healthcare Excellence Canada (HEC). An Expert Panel of international experts in clinical practice, academia, policy and people with lived experience led this project. An RNAO/HEC project team supported development, which was also informed by multiple stakeholders and organizations.
How was the Leading Change Toolkit™ developed?
The RNAO research team conducted four reviews to find reliable evidence for the Leading Change Toolkit™. We engaged future users and experts throughout its development for guidance and feedback.
Dig deeper: The Leading Change Toolkit™ was developed and tested by people like you. Learn more about who was involved and what processes were used.