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Building and Working with a Peer Advisory Council Using Harm Reduction/Substance Use Data to Address Client Needs and Direct Public Health Action
A two phased project. In phase one, a comprehensive survey was developed and offered to PWUD (People Who Use Drugs) using simple recruitment strategies and an honorarium. The goal was to see if PWUD were offered the right services at the right time and place. Was...Read More
Developed by Southern Health-Santé Sud and a first in Manitoba, this practice responds to challenges related to consistently achieving standardized recruitment, selection, monitoring and reporting of over 600 designated bilingual positions (DBPs). The complexity of...Read More
The Emergency Response Messenger System (ERMS) is a pilot project offered by MB Health Disaster Management to regional health authorities in the spring of 2010. It has vastly improved the ability of the Assiniboine RHA to respond to any disaster or emergency. Two...Read More
Relationship Centered Care has a primary focus of all staff establishing relationships with residents of Salem Home. The implementation of how care is provided is based on autonomy in decision-making (determining rising time and bedtimes, bathing schedules, menu...Read More
Within the organization, delays were occurring in the Hematology lab while patients waited for bloods to be drawn. These delays, which were recorded manually, resulted in complaints to the organization. One of the goals of the patient navigation program is to collect...Read More
Southern Health-Santé Sud services a diverse population of over 190,000. We have the fastest growing population in Manitoba, which includes approximately 30,000 Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis & Inuit) peoples. We recognize that an Aboriginal approach to...Read More
The Cardiac Sciences Program in Winnipeg created a new role for Nurse Practitioners (NPs) as an innovative strategy to bridge the gap in care for cardiac surgery patients transitioning from the hospital to the community. NPs advanced education and skills enable them...Read More
The Assiniboine Regional Health Authority (ARHA) is a large geographic region with numerous sites and programs. The organization has implemented an e-Learning web-based program that allows staff Internet access to all types of education opportunities and communication...Read More
The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) changed the governance structure for pharmacy services and integrated pharmacy staff from multiple acute and long-term care facilities into a single team under the direct authority of the WRHA Pharmacy Program. The...Read More
The Manitoba Renal Program's Exercise & Wellness Program has had a significant impact on the physical and mental health of people with chronic kidney disease. Individuals have reported having increased self-confidence, enhanced positive outlook, increased...Read More
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