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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
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 (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” 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
RoadHealth is a coalition of stakeholders working together to reduce mortality and morbidity from motor vehicle crashes on northern roads. Active participants include the Northern Health Authority, the RCMP, the Coroner’s Service, the Insurance Corporation of...Read More
Aboriginal communities and Aboriginal women in particular have a disproportionately high rate of HIV. The history of colonialism and trauma, reduced access to health care, and a lack of culturally safe HIV education all contribute to increased rates of HIV. This...Read More
An 'equity' strategy' was carefully assessed, integrated into the pandemic plan, and then implemented to improve access to the influenza vaccine for hard-to-reach populations. The strategy included reducing barriers to access at mass clinics, community...Read More
Vancouver Coastal Health’s Tobacco Reduction Strategy has partnered with the University of Ottawa Heart Institute with funding from Health Canada to incorporate the university’s highly successful evidence-based smoking cessation program in eight VCH...Read More
Since 2007, the Vancouver Coastal Health Public Health Surveillance Unit, within the office of Vancouver Costal Health’s (VCH) Chief Medical Health Officer, has applied innovative, efficient, and effective tools to help its epidemiologists and information...Read More
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