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Enabling patient and family engagement in care: Establishing the design and development of a new Patient, Family and Consumer Education Program using a de novo needs assessment process
Strengthening and growing patient, family and consumer education remains a strategic priority for the Baycrest Centre for Education. With the rapidly changing information and educational needs of culturally and linguistically diverse Canadian health consumers who do...Read More
In 2017, Baycrest Health Sciences identified a gap in its process to capture the voice of its patients and residents. Given the complexity and cognitive challenges, it became increasingly important to ensure there was a sustainable process to hear from this...Read More
This practice was recognized as a LEADing practice by Canada Health Infoway as part of the “Knowing is Better” education campaign, in partnership with Accreditation Canada Located in Oriliia, the Couchiching Family Health Team (CFHT) stives to optimize overall patient...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
Providence Health Care partnered with the BC Shared Care Committee and Vancouver Coastal Health to facilitate collaboration with specialists and family physicians (FPs) in working together to improve care for patients with complex conditions. Lack of timely...Read More
Citizen and stakeholder engagement has been the cornerstone of all activities of the Community Health Teams (CHTs) within the Primary Health Care division of Capital District Health Authority (CDHA). In fact, innovative and thorough community engagement processes...Read More
The goal of the Saskatchewan Bleeding Disorders Program (SBDP) is to improve the health of patients living with Bleeding disorders in the province of Saskatchewan. The program is designed based on several principles of care including patient safety, access, and...Read More
Implementing a Novel and Supportive Program, Individualized Care for Patients with Respiratory Disease
The Implementing a Novel and Supportive Program of Individualized Care for Patients Living with Respiratory Disease (INSPIRED) program is innovative and evidence-based and uses an integrated approach to disease self-management. It enables exemplary patient and family...Read More
The Low Intensity Exercise Program (LIEP) is an innovative program being offered by the Dartmouth Community Health Team. The LIEP is grounded in Capital Health’s Our Promise in Action which articulates a commitment to build citizen capacity in the self-management of...Read More
One of the transformative initiatives undertaken as a result of Capital Health’s strategic plan was the implementation of Community Health Teams (CHTs) in Primary Health Care. CHTs were created to improve citizens’ confidence in self-managing chronic conditions and...Read More
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