ONF and INESSS - Founding Partners

Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (1998 - 2021)

The Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF) was a non-profit organization funded by the Ontario government that worked to prevent neurotrauma, and ensure Ontarians with spinal cord and brain injuries led full, productive lives.

The Foundation is proud of the advances it has achieved over its 23-year history in the quality of life for Ontarians living with a neurotrauma injury and in the prevention of these injuries.

The outcomes of ONF's work, developed by many talented researchers, will continue to inform neurotrauma care. This work is recognized nationally and internationally and sets the standards for serving the community.

Through collaborations and partnerships ONF connected healthcare practitioners, researchers, policymakers and stakeholders including those living with neurotrauma to the information they needed to make positive changes in health practices, outcomes and policies.

The ONF identified the gaps within the INESSS-ONF Clinical Practice Guideline for the Rehabilitation of Adults with Moderate to Severe TBI and initiated the guideline development and stakeholder process to develop a living Guideline

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Institut national d'excellence en santé et en services sociaux

The Institut national d'excellence en santé et en services sociaux (INESSS) is a governmental organization under the authority of the Quebec Ministry of Health and Social Services (MSSS) whose mission is to promote clinical excellence and the efficient use of resources in the health and social services sector. At the heart of its mission, INESSS assesses the clinical advantages and the costs of the technologies, medications and interventions used in personal health care and social services. It issues recommendations concerning their adoption, use and coverage by the public health system, and develops clinical practice guidelines in order to foster their optimal use.

INESSS implements its mission in traumatology through a specialized and dedicated Trauma Unit, whose mission is to oversee the continuous monitoring and evaluation of the provincial continuum of care and services in traumatology. The Trauma Unit also promotes and facilitates the improvement of care and services through the development of clinical tools and protocols, the support of knowledge transfer initiatives and the collaboration with research projects in the field of service organization and optimization.