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Gathering data to advocate for complex ABI needs

The Toronto ABI Network is expanding its efforts to track and report on the challenges experienced by people with ABI who have complex needs and are living in the community. The information will be used to identify opportunities to better meet these needs and to advocate to the Ministry of Health for the necessary resources.

We need your help to gather this data.

What data is being collected?

The Network has created two reporting forms: a Community Reporting form (newly revised) and an Inpatient Reporting form (new).

The Community Reporting form summarizes the needs of clients with complex issues who:

  • Have a diagnosis of ABI, often in combination with other diagnoses (e.g., mental health, addictions) and
  • Have cognitive, physical and/or behavioural needs that can’t be met by or exceed current resources and
  • Require multiple resources of a specialized nature (e.g., justice, housing, etc.)

The Inpatient Reporting form summarizes the needs of clients with complex issues who:

  • Have a diagnosis of ABI, often in combination with other diagnoses (e.g., mental health, addictions) and
  • Have medical, behavioural, cognitive or physical impairments which can’t be met by available resources and
  • Have multiple barriers of specific nature prohibiting transitions (e.g. complex wound, isolation)

Data is reported with the client’s consent. To protect patient confidentiality, the data is anonymized, aggregated and submitted to the Ministry of Health only when sufficient cases are gathered.

How do I complete and submit the forms?

The fillable forms can be completed by any service provider and sent to the Toronto ABI Network by fax (416-597-7021) or email (info@abinetwork.ca). No referral is necessary.

What happens then?

We will confirm the form was received and may provide you with additional recommendations or offer consultation with other service providers. The data will be summarized in regular reports and shared with those who submit data, Network members and the Ministry of Health to advocate for system change.

We are currently gathering data from across the province.

Questions? Contact us at 416-597-3057 or at info@abinetwork.ca