ARTIC: 2018 Call for Proposals

Posted on March 22, 2018, 12:25 a.m.

Dear OntWIG members, 


Please review the information below regarding a call for Proposals from ARTIC. Please contact if you have any questions. 



The OntWIG Executive



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Announcing 2018 Call for Proposals
ARTIC Implementation and Spread Funding


Health Quality Ontario and the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario are pleased to announce ARTIC’s 2018 Call for Proposals.

Supported by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, ARTIC (Adopting Research to Improve Care) is a proven program that accelerates the spread of evidence-based health care acrossOntario.

Each year, ARTIC issues a Call for Proposals for high-impact clinical interventions or practice changes that are proven to work and are ready to spread across the province. This year, we are calling for proven interventions or practice changes that align with Health Quality Ontarioquality standards.

Proposals should describe how proven interventions achieve quality care based on one of the following quality standards:

· Behavioural Symptoms of Dementia

· Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

· Hip Fracture

· Major Depression

· Schizophrenia Care for Adults in Hospitals

· Opioid Prescribing for Acute Pain

· Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain

· Opioid Use Disorder (Opioid Addiction)

· Palliative Care

· Wound Care (Diabetic Foot Ulcers)

· Wound Care (Venous/Mixed Leg Ulcers)

· Wound Care (Pressure Injuries)


Proposed interventions or practice changes must have already been proven and successfully implemented in at least one site. ARTIC will be funding at least one initiative over a 19–24 month period, with maximum available funding of $1,000,000.

ARTIC provides health care teams with funding and active support over approximately two years to ensure their interventions or practice changes are successfully spread to other health care providers across Ontario.

ARTIC also works to ensure that initiatives it supports are sustainable beyond the two-year period and that they can continue to spread to more and more health care providers across the province.

The 2018 Call for Proposals package, Letter of Intent template and online submission tool are available on the Health Quality Ontario and CAHO websites.

  1. will be accepted beginning April 30, 2018. Letters of intent are due by May 25, 2018. If you have questions, please contact

Two webinars will be held on March 26 and April 19 to outline the application process and address any questions applicants may have. Please contact the ARTIC Program Team for webinar access information.

Please circulate this Call for Proposals widely across your communities. We look forward to seeing this year’s proposals for ARTIC funding.


Joshua Tepper Michelle Noble
President & CEO Executive Director
Health Quality Ontario Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario




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