2011 AFHTO conference presentation PRESENTER (S): Brenda Tipper, M.H.Sc; Jennifer D’Silva, M.Sc. FHT/ORG: Canadian Institute for Health Information ABSTRACT: In 2006, the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) released 105 consensus and evidence-based pan-Canadian primary health care indicators (PHC) with which to measure and compare PHC at multiple levels across jurisdictions in Canada. This year CIHI is embarking on an initiative to identify and update two priority sets of indicators.
What an amazing experience this morning, October 26, to be in one room with over 500 people from 146 FHTs across Ontario, listening to the newly re-elected and re-appointed Minister of Health expressing her appreciation and support for family health teams.
2011 AFHTO conference presentation PRESENTER (S): Jessica Kelly, Registered Dietitian FHT/ORG: Stratford Family Health Team ABSTRACT: For Registered Dietitians and other health care professionals, facilitating positive lifestyle and behavioral change is a major part of one’s job, especially when it comes to chronic disease management. While it can be rewarding, it often proves to be quite challenging at times. One way to facilitate behavior change that seems to be slowly emerging in not only the literature but in workshop
2011 AFHTO conference presentation PRESENTER (S): Dr. Jean Clinton; Dr.
2011 AFHTO conference presentation PRESENTER (S): Kirk Miller, Business Services Manager FHT/ORG: Guelph FHT ABSTRACT: Emergency departments see rostered patients for non-urgent care every day. Using acute care resources to process non-urgent visits is costly and impedes access for patients requiring urgent care. The WWLHIN has targeted a 10% reduction in CTAS 4 and 5 for hospitals in the region.
2011 AFHTO conference presentation PRESENTER (S): Laura Turner, OT, Project Coordinator; Shellie Buckley, RN, Project Coordinator FHT/ORG: Stratford FHT ABSTRACT: Working in primary care on a Family Health Team is a new and emerging practice area for occupational therapists. Sharing common values of health promotion and wellness, occupational therapists and FHTs utilize varied models of service delivery to best address patient needs.
2011 AFHTO conference presentation PRESENTER (S): Lori Letts; Julie Richardson FHT/ORG: School of Rehabilitation Science, McMaster University ABSTRACT: This presentation will share findings from two research projects that evaluated the contributions rehabilitation professionals make with patients with chronic diseases in primary care.
2011 AFHTO conference presentation PRESENTER (S): Janet Obre, RN (EC), BScN, PHCNP; Kate Jasper, B.A., M.Sc., Mental Health Counselllor FHT/ORG: STAR FHT ABSTRACT: The "Teen Health Check In" Clinic was developed to increase accessibility to mental and physical health care for youth in our practice community. The goal of the clinic is to provide information and supports that promote prevention, early identification and intervention for common mental and physical health concerns in a format that fits for teens.