RPI was contracted by the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness (DHW) to conduct a project to select indicators and targets for three chronic diseases: diabetes, hypertension, and osteoporosis. The project included working with key stakeholders (health providers, District Health Authorities, provincial programs, health charities, etc.) to define the target setting process, developing a list of potential indicators (through an environmental scan process that included a literature review and interviews with key informants), engaging experts in priority setting work to narrow down the list of potential indicators, facilitating discussions with experts to determine targets for the selected indicators, and producing a final project report outlining the process used to set targets and the final targets that were selected.
RPI worked with DHW on Phase II of the Acute and Chronic Disease Target Setting Project. The goal of Phase 2: Intervention Options was to identify potential interventions across the continuum of care based on evidence and best practice that would support achievement of the targets that were recommended in Phase I, as well as determine the potential resources and costs associated with those interventions. RPI conducted an environmental scan to identify potential interventions as well as associated costs/resources, which included a review of the literature as well as interviews with key informants from within Canada and internationally. RPI also supported the participation and input of key stakeholders through an advisory group.
For both phases of this work, RPI was responsible for project design, implementation and management, including project planning, establishing and meeting very tight timelines, managing communications with stakeholders (including facilitation of numerous stakeholder meetings), integrating stakeholder feedback into all project reports, coordinating the project management team, etc.