The SCI KMN, formed in January 2011, is a spinal cord injury (SCI) rehabilitation community of practice funded by, and in collaborative partnership with, the Rick Hansen Institute (RHI), the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF) and the Alberta Paraplegic Foundation (APF). It is comprised of 6 rehabilitation hospitals across 3 provinces in Canada, with a mission to improve health outcomes for persons with SCI with demonstrated economic impact through implementation science leading to innovations in clinical practice.
Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine publishes international research on spinal cord impairment including neuroplasticity, assistive technology and rehabilitation.
The Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Care High Performance Indicators (SCI-High Project) is a bold endeavor which aims to develop a comprehensive framework of indicators to improve standards of spinal cord injury (SCI) rehabilitation in Canada.
Through consultation with national stakeholders, 11 Domains of SCI rehabilitation were prioritized (https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10790268.2019.1616949)
National Working Groups containing content experts and patients with lived experience have developed structure, process, and outcome indicators for 11 Domains of SCI rehabilitation. (https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10790268.2019.1647386)
Implementation and evaluation of selected indicators during the first 18 months after SCI rehabilitation admission are currently in progress in Ontario with plans to expand nationally.