Team Optimize investigates ways of improving the efficiency and effectiveness of all aspects of rehabilitation service delivery. Two main themes are knowledge translation, and the development and evaluation of interventions that range from decision aids to models of care. There is a particular emphasis on chronic disease prevention and management, and person-centred care.
Team Optimize is home to the Strategic Policy and Research Communications (SPARC) unit, which acts as a liaison between Toronto Rehab researchers, provincial rehabilitation stakeholders such as the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
Team leaders: Drs. Susan Jaglal and Kathy McGilton
Current projects include: