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Call for Proposals

Spreading evidence from paper into practice often requires large investments of time, resources and knowledge.

ARTIC breaks down the barriers that commonly prevent uptake using a model that is based on five enablers: focusing on interventions that have the potential for high impact; educating and training; guiding and facilitating; providing executive support and encouraging champions; creating a clear governance structure; and evaluation.

Its proven infrastructure brings evidence-based care faster and more consistently to more people in Ontario and is now a resource for all health care organizations across Ontario.

ARTIC was originally developed by the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO) and is now co-led in partnership with Health Quality Ontario. Together with CAHO, we extend an annual call for proposals for high-impact interventions that improve patient outcomes and quality of care.

The ARTIC 2016 call for proposals is now closed.

Thank you for your proposals. All applicants will be informed whether or not their submission has been short-listed to proceed to the full submission stage in August 2017.

If you would like to be notified when the 2017 call for proposals is live, learn more about ARTIC or be added to the ARTIC distribution list, please email

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