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Innovative Community Partnership Reduces ER Visits

2011 AFHTO conference presentation PRESENTER (S): Katherine Campbell, BSc., MHS FHT/ORG: Dryden Area FHT ABSTRACT: An innovative program was developed to address senior community service needs providing the opportunity to reduce ER visits while focusing on supporting seniors in their home setting of choice. The Dryden Area FHT in partnership with Patricia Region Senior Services (PRSS) has developed a position that has evolved to assist in service integration through a Community Service Guide (CSG).

Emergency Department Visits

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.

Pan-Canadian PHC Indicators

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.

Motivational Interviewing

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

Emergency Department Visits

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.

Occupational Therapy in Family Health Teams

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.

Teen Drop-in Program

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.