Working Together for IDDSI Implementation
We are happy to hear that there is great interest in forming national and regional IDDSI groups to help facilitate and guide IDDSI implementation. If you would like to see a national or regional IDDSI group, please contact us and we would be happy to help you get started.
If you are currently coordinating or participating in an existing IDDSI group, please let us know if you would like to have your group listed on the IDDSI website. This allows others to learn about what your group is doing to implement IDDSI.
United States & Territories
Currently, the United States & Territories IDDSI reference group (US&TIRG) is coming together and is seeking volunteers for an inter-professional/multi-sectoral reference group. A team of volunteers from diverse geographical locations and practice settings is being sought and hope to include representation including but not limited to Nutrition & Dietetics, Food Services, Occupational Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology, Healthcare Professionals who support individuals with dysphagia, Patient Support Organizations, Healthcare Management and Industry. Previous involvement in IDDSI implementation is not necessary to be part of this group.
The US & Territories IDDSI Reference group will conduct teleconferences/online meetings on a monthly basis. The work of the group may include writing reports and letters, conducting surveys, developing materials, hosting webinars, etc. The time commitment would be 5-10 hours per month. A minimum of 1-year commitment is anticipated with a maximum term of 2 years.
Canada – Quebec
We are very pleased to hear that the Order of Speech Pathologist and Audiologists of Quebec and the Order of Occupational Therapists of Quebec have issued a joint statement encouraging IDDSI implementation in Quebec, Canada.