The Ontario Hospital Association
(OHA) and the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) are pleased to announce that Dr. Chris Perlman, Associate Director, Homewood Research Institute
and his team are the successful recipients of funding to develop an inventory and resource guide for the assessment and prevention of suicide risk. Among its many accomplishments, Homewood Research Institute, located in Guelph, Ontario was a lead organization in the development of mental health assessment systems, such as the Resident Assessment Instrument – Mental Health (RAI-MH), the interRAI Community Mental Health, and the interRAI Emergency Screener for Psychiatry. The five member team (Dr. Chris Perlman; Dr. John Hirdes; Dr. Lynn Martin; Dr. Eva Neufeld; and Ms. Mary Goy), includes researchers, policy analysts and clinicians with over 20 years of experience conducting health and policy research at the regional, provincial, national and international levels and all team members have tremendous expertise in the area of mental health research. Dr. Perlman and his team will be working closely with the Pan-Canadian Advisory Group
and with members of the OHA and CPSI to develop the inventory and resource guide, which will be finalized and available by fall 2011.