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Take Home Naloxone (THN) Program for Overdose Prevention and Response
Overdose is the most common cause of death among people who use illicit opioids. It is also a significant cause of mortality among people receiving methadone maintenance therapy for opioid addiction and among people prescribed opioids for pain. Canada has the...Read More
The Youth Health Caravan: a Local Service in Promotion and Prevention
Many children in the Sud de Lanaudière territory who are eligible for the application of dental sealants to prevent tooth decay do not have access to the service due to school facility problems. Only 50% of the schools in the territory had adequate rooms available for...Read More
Transfer Clinics: Partnering for a smooth transition for youth with chronic health conditions
Increasing numbers of youth with special health care needs are graduating from paediatric care each year. Despite a consensus suggesting that the transition should be a planned and coordinated process, preparation for transition is sometimes absent or often...Read More
Integrated Community Care Team (ICCT) model
In response to the growing challenges in meeting the health care needs of frail, medically complex seniors, the difficulties in timely access to primary care, community care and specialty care, and the health care system’s priority to reduce unnecessary...Read More
Perioperative Process Improvement to Ontime Start
The Foothills Medical Centre took a novel approach to improving the perioperative patient journey. Rather than a “surgery-only” initiative with the usual attempt to solicit physician buy-in early, it was modeled as a “site” initiative across 10 departments and four...Read More
Rapid Access to Consultative Expertise (RACE) An Innovative Model for Shared Care
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
Prompt Diagnostic Assessment Program
Many patients present in the Emergency Department (ED) with symptoms that suggest cancer but do not have timely access to appropriate diagnostic testing or a regular care provider. This leads to emotional distress for patients and their family members, diagnoses and...Read More
Pathways is a web based referral and wait times directory, that also includes clinical resources, for General Practitioners and medical office assistants. Pathways, a project created by the Fraser Northwest Division of Family Practice, facilitates real-time, optimal,...Read More
Parent Support Workers Providing Fluoride Varnish to Children in their Homes
Ontario public health units are mandated under the Ontario Public Health Standards (2008) to offer professionally applied fluoride (PATF) according to specific risk criteria as part of the provision of essential clinical oral health services. Public health in the past...Read More
Telehealth Delivery of Diagnostic Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR)Assessment to Remote Sites
In Alberta, Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) assessment is available only in larger centers including Edmonton and Calgary. The service is tertiary in nature and is delivered by audiologists with ABR expertise. Families from all over northern Alberta travel to the...Read More
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