About Us

The Choosing Wisely Canada Implementation Research Network (CWC-IRN) is a group of researchers, health care professionals, patient advisors, and policymakers. This group involves provincial and territorial Choosing Wisely campaigns along with implementation researchers to establish a Canadian learning health care system on implementation science. It aims to develop and evaluate programs for implementing Choosing Wisely Canada recommendations in Canadian health care settings, as well as to provide a network to facilitate sharing the learned experiences.

Our Mission:

We aim to develop and evaluate programs for implementing Choosing Wisely Canada recommendations in real-world health care settings to provide practical guidance to Canadian health care systems.

Our Goals:

  1. To provide the Choosing Wisely Canada implementation community with training and resources to develop and evaluate their de-implementation strategies.
    • To develop and deliver webinars in theories and methods from implementation science for the Choosing Wisely Canada implementation community.
    • To foster communication and collaboration within the Choosing Wisely Canada implementation community in partnership with the Choosing Wisely Canada regional leads.
  2. To support the implementation of multijurisdictional Choosing Wisely Canada’s initiatives.
    • To provide methodological support to the campaign’s regional teams to facilitate multijurisdictional de-implementation initiatives of Choosing Wisely Canada.
    • To undertake research in implementation science with regional teams that will further the de-implementation of low-value care.

De/Implement: The science of doing less.

De/Implement is a monthly webinar series about the application of implementation science to reduce unnecessary tests and treatments in health care. Hear national and international experts discuss evidence-based strategies to de-implement common and routine practices that do not add value to patient care.

Visit our events page for upcoming webinars or click on the recorded versions available below.


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