The Deprescribing Initiatives Using Community Engagement (DICE) project explores how public and health care professional community engagement strategies can be used to implement deprescribing into the routine care of patients in a community within the Champlain Local Health Integration Network. The research team will work with a Local Advisory Group to meet regularly, identify and co-develop deprescribing initiatives. They will have access to the resources developed by the Bruyère Deprescribing Guidelines Research Team, but also consider other potential resources, approaches and tools. They will engage in a series of Plan-Do-Study-Act cycles to develop and test initiatives, and to examine reach, adoption, efficacy, implementation and maintenance over time. This community engagement model will work to raise awareness, create champions and promote uptake of deprescribing initiatives, with a goal of scaling up activities across the province.
Lead: Dr. Barbara Farrell, Bruyère Research Institute
Funder (2017-2021): Government of Ontario, HSRF