Developing a Toolkit and Evidence Summaries to Disseminate an Evidence-based Resource Guide for Healthcare Provider to Incorporate Person-Centered Measures into Recovery Planning

This project builds on two other projects about how healthcare providers can include person-centred assessment tools (such as quality of life) into practice. These tools allow for the voice of persons living with mental illness and substance use to be in the driver seat of their recovery planning. This joint project is being carried out in Fraser Health community mental health centers. We will complete two activities in collaboration with practice and patient partners. First, we will develop a toolkit for clinical leaders to prepare healthcare providers to use person-centred assessment tools for shared decision making and person-centred recovery planning. Also, we will create evidence summaries and learning resources for managers/leaders to further assist providers to use these tools and to lessen any barriers to change. These activities will help with the ongoing usage of person-centred assessment tools by persons served and providers. The goal is to make use person-centred assessment tools to provide mental health and recovery services that focus on the needs of persons, which ultimately improves health outcomes of British Columbians.