Improving Home Care Standards: An Innovative Approach to a National Challenge

The Conference Board of Canada, June 27, 2017
Recorded Webinar
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In 2016, three national health care organizations, the Canadian Home Care Association (CHCA), the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) and the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) took up the challenge to improve home care in Canada. Through an innovative and collaborative approach, the Better Home Care National Action Plan was developed and launched on October 27, 2016.

The innovative and creative approach was simple—listen and learn from the frontline. Through a series of national consultations (face-to-face and on-line) the Action Plan was developed and evolved to incorporate the experience and expertise of patients, government representatives, health care administrators, family doctors, nurses and home care providers from across Canada.

Webinar Highlights

In this 60-minute webinar Lisa Ashley and Artem Safarov will share the journey and outcomes of this innovative work, answering the question, what actions are required to ensure a national home care program that enables patients to recover from an illness or injury, manage long-term conditions, and live out ones’ final days in their own homes? Lisa and Artem will provide details on how the federal government can take a leadership role in partnership with provinces, health care providers, patients, and carers to achieve more and better home care today and for the future.

About Lisa

Lisa AshleyLisa Ashley is a Senior Nurse Advisor at the Canadian Nurses Association. Her work at CNA includes advocating for healthy public policy that optimizes the role of the registered nurse. Lisa is also the Chair of the Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada (CDPAC). As a longstanding Registered Nurse Lisa has extensive experience in program development, organizational planning, education, and stakeholder engagement.

About Artem

Artem SafarovArtem Safarov is the Director of Health Policy and Government Relations with the College of Family Physicians of Canada. His previous work features leading the National Physician Survey. A significant part of his work relates to the Patient’s Medical Home—a vision of family practice in Canada that emphasizes the central role of family practice in patient care. Interprofessional collaboration is a key component of the Patient’s Medical Home model and a concept for which the CFPC strongly advocates.

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