Over the past two years, the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) has supported the BOOST Collaborative, a Structured Learning Collaborative launched as a pilot in Vancouver followed by a provincial-level Collaborative. BOOST has brought together more than 40 healthcare teams from across the province, with a common aim of improving care for clients living with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD). These teams have successfully achieved this by systematically implementing, measuring and sharing best practices in Opioid Agonist Therapy (OAT). Both initiatives have served similar purposes and have shown exceptional success in achieving their objectives. During the course of the Collaborative, we have seen clients, healthcare providers and community partners come together to learn from and share with one another.

Recognizing the importance of sustaining these gains and keeping the community connected for further learning and sharing, we are launching the BOOST Quality Improvement Network to continue to support this key element of healthcare improvement. The focus of the BOOST QI Network will be to strengthen and increase QI methodologies and improvement approaches while continuing to sustain and spread improvement gains made over the course of the Collaborative.

To support all teams to sustain gains and continuous improvement, the BOOST QI Network will provide less intensive ongoing activities and support. You can expect quarterly Educational Webinars beginning in June 2020, quarterly reporting and feedback beginning in September 2020, and coaching calls as needed. Resources on the website will be refreshed and you will continue to have access to the listserv to connect with peers.

For more information on the BOOST Initiative, please contact us at: boostcollaborative@cfenet.ubc.ca.

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