The CHCA’s SPRINT Implementation Collaboratives advance integrated care models by facilitating the systematic implementation of evidence-informed practices and enabling sustainable change. The design of the SPRINT Collaboratives is based on the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Collaborative Model for Achieving Breakthrough Improvement[1] and the evidence-based system for innovation support (EBSIS).[2] Customized to meet the unique needs of home and community care providers, the CHCA SPRINT Collaboratives provide tools, resources and technical assistance for teams to test rapid-cycles of change, learn and collaborate with other organizations and widely share their individual experiences.

2019 SPRINT-WCPR Collaborative

Call for Participation

Submission closed on June 3, 2019

Does your organization want to enhance the quality and effectiveness of home-based palliative care?

Is your team experiencing challenges in inter-professional communication and shared decision-making?

If you answered yes to these 2 questions – the 2019 SPRINT Collaborative is your answer.

The inaugural CHCA SPRINT Implementation Collaborative advances operational excellence in home-based palliative care by helping participating teams adapt and implement the recognized leading practice of Whole Community Palliative Rounds (WCPR). This 7-month initiative will equip your frontline and inter-professional care teams with tools and methodology to enable purposeful and timely communication, shared decision making and collaborative care planning within an integrated palliative care model.

Why should your organization participate in the
SPRINT – WCPR Collaborative?

The SPRINT-WCPR Collaborative provides tools, training, coaching/technical assistance, access to recognize experts and resources to enhance communication and shared-decision making in your palliative care model. Through the national collaborative approach, the CHCA team will support your group to:

  • Apply quality improvement methodology (plan-do-study-act [PDSA]) to test a practice approach.
  • Measure your current status and track specific outcomes.
  • Use leading edge engagement strategies to co-create models with multiple stakeholders.
  • Design and implement effective and lasting change management strategies to ensure the new program is sustainable.

Are you ready to be part of the CHCA SPRINT-WCPR Collaborative?

Organizations selected to participate must meet the following criteria:


  • Contracted provider or direct-funded provider (government home care program) of home-based palliative care
  • Experience in inter-professional collaboration in home-based palliative care (linkages with primary and specialty care)

Quality Improvement

  • Knowledge of quality improvement methodology
  • Measurement resources including collection, analysis and reporting of metrics


  • Ability to allocate time, and resources to test and implement the Whole Community Palliative Rounds High Impact Practice
  • A designated team (core members experience and commitment)

Let us know you are interested in being part of this extraordinary opportunity.

(Note: the SPRINT–WCPR Collaborative will be offered in English only)

[1] The Breakthrough Series: IHI’s Collaborative Model for Achieving Breakthrough Improvement. IHI Innovation Series white paper. Boston: Institute for Healthcare Improvement; 2003. Available from:

[2] Wandersman A, Chien VH, Katz J. Toward an evidence-based system for innovation support for implementing innovations with quality: tools, training, technical assistance, and quality assurance/quality improvement. Am J Community Psychol. 2012:50(3-4):445-450. doi: 10.1007/s10464-012-9509-7.

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