CFHI Hill Day: Highlighting the impact of our improvement projects

  • Dates: 28 – 28 May, 2013
  • Location: Ottawa, ON, CANADA
  • Address: Various Parliamentary venues
  • Contact: Nina Stipich, Senior Director, Education and Training, CFHI
  • Email: nina.stipich@cfhi-fcass.ca


On May 28, 2013, CFHI is facilitating meetings between Patient Engagement Project (PEP) and Executive Training for healthcare improvement (EXTRA) teams and their Members of Parliament (MPs) in Ottawa. Teams, along with patient representatives, will have an opportunity to provide detailed descriptions of their projects to MPs representing those constituencies impacted by the work. 


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The teams welcome the opportunity to profile their work among federal Parliamentarians and, recognizing the importance of engaging the patient voice in our efforts to improve healthcare policy and delivery, patient or family representatives who are either involved with or impacted by the projects will be sharing their perspectives.

The meetings are also designed to raise awareness of CFHI’s new mandate and work among elected officials and build relationships with organizations affecting important change at the local level. 

This can evolve into heightened exposure – and success - for the projects. The event follows on 2012’s successful PEP meetings with MPs which, in some instances, resulted in officials acting as grassroots champions for the projects. 

The 15 teams, from eight provinces, lead intervention projects focusing on a wide range of issues. They will meet with MPs and Senators from all political parties, drawing attention to the excellent improvement work taking place, the results of these initiatives and their impact on the patient experience, in addition to gains in efficiency and improved accountability in healthcare delivery. 

There’s a growing body of evidence demonstrating that patient engagement is key to improving healthcare and CFHI’s PEP program centers on involving patients in the design, delivery and evaluation of health services in order to improve the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of healthcare. 

Our long-standing EXTRA fellowship program provides training to healthcare teams to become change agents in healthcare improvement. They learn to use evidence-informed intervention projects in their organizations to improve patient outcomes and reduce cost.


This CFHI Hill Day promotion appeared in the Globe and Mail on May 27, 2013.