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Donation from the Canadian Medical Association Foundation offers a major boost to long-term care improvement initiative

The $2 million grant to the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement’s LTC+: Acting on Pandemic Learning Together program will double its current funding.
By: Alison Larabie Chase
October 15, 2020
Photo: CTV News

This week, the CMA Foundation announced a grant of $2 million to the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement’s LTC+: Acting on Pandemic Learning Together program, which aims to improve practices and access to critical resources in long-term care and retirement homes across Canada.

The LTC+ project encompasses six key areas: preparation, prevention, people in the workforce, pandemic response and surge capacity, planning for COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 care, and the presence of family. It draws on lessons learned from the early phase of the pandemic, which saw widespread outbreaks of COVID-19 in retirement and long-term care homes around the country.

CHFI president and CEO Jennifer Zelmer says the CMA funding will “accelerate adoption of promising practices that can strengthen pandemic preparedness and high-quality care.”

Source: CMA Foundation

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