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Overdose Prevention Site
The overdose prevention site (SPS [Site de Prévention des Surdoses]) is a response to an urgent public health need in the fight against overdoses, and the mobilized actors are strongly committed to its success. No partner questioned the project, and each offered their...Read More
Maple Ridge Public Health Baby Friendly Initiative Designation
Maple Ridge Public Health Unit has been designated by the Breastfeeding Committee for Canada as meeting all of the standards of care as set out by the Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI) quality improvement framework. The health unit has worked hard to implement...Read More
Mass Testing during a Pandemic: Best Practices
Faced with a COVID-19 crisis in the small northern New Brunswick region of Restigouche in May 2020, we were appointed by the Department of Health, to carry out mass testing of the population of 21,000 people within just over 12 hours. This region was dealing with...Read More
School-Based Immunization Clinic Implementation during the Pandemic
Due to the global pandemic of Covid-19, the Grade 7 Immunization Program was interrupted in the spring of 2020. This resulted with a cohort of appropriately 9000 Nova Scotia Grade 7 students with an incomplete series of school vaccines. In addition, students who...Read More
Organizational Implementation of the Care and Services Partnership (CSP) with Patients and Family at the CISSS de LAVAL
The organizational implementation of the care and services partnership (CSP) includes all clienteles and levels of the organization: clinical, operational, tactical and strategic. This represents a significant achievement. Firstly, the fact that the CSP in itself...Read More
Patient Driven Hand Hygiene Auditing
There was a recognized need and desire at Western Health to engage patient partners in co-design of programs and services to enhance patient safety. Hand hygiene auditing practices are well established in acute and long-term care facilities at Western Health, however...Read More
Achieving Exceptional Service Experience with Design Thinking
Utilizing Design Thinking, the team addressed the challenge of “How might we provide an exceptional service experience to our clients across their entire journey within our Public Health Unit?” Initial research included user satisfaction surveys (telephone and paper)...Read More
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
Learning with Families
Learning with Families (LWF) is an innovative patient/family-centred care initiative to foster interprofessional education and collaborative practice by partnering staff with family leaders who share their lived experiences of caring for a child with health issues....Read More
Moving Forward: Utilizing Motivational Interviewing Techniques with Vulnerable Populations
“Moving Forward” is designed to break the cycle of poverty for young families living in high-risk neighbourhoods. The project uses motivational interviewing techniques to support “readiness to change” in the high-risk population. Clients assess...Read More
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