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Impact stories speak to the difference we make working shoulder-to-shoulder with teams of healthcare leaders to improve health and care for all Canadians.

Training patients to be effective participants in their healthcare
BC health ministry initiative supports seniors and immigrant patients to find their voice with the help of new communication tools that build knowledge and skills.
Establishing a first-rate leadership model in a Surgery Program
New governance model and evaluation framework engages medical staff in program administration in New Brunswick.
Improving treatment for seniors in acute care
Early intervention approach for seniors in acute care leads to better functionality and independence after discharge at Providence Health Care (BC).
Frail elderly live better and longer with improved nutrition care
Integrated approach to planning food services policies improves nutrition for long-term care residents in Saskatoon.
Patients, Families and Providers Work Together to Improve Safety and Quality
Quality and patient engagement improved with new safety scorecard developed specifically for rehabilitation environment in Toronto.
Improving the lives of patients at personal care homes in Winnipeg and beyond
Reducing inappropriate antipsychotic use by 27 percent in a long term care home, pointing the way to significant savings.
Using knowledge to propel change: Accelerating health system transformation in Saskatchewan using prospective analysis and facilitated exchange
A researcher accelerated transformation in the Saskatchewan healthcare system using methods such as storytelling, narrative analysis and participant observation.
Reducing wait times and increasing cancer patient satisfaction in ambulatory care
Model for ambulatory care reduces referral times to secondary care from 17 days to five days, increases on time starts of consultations to 94 percent and on time finishes to 65 percent at a Toronto hospital.
Regional health authority improves home dialysis and finds substantial savings
Home dialysis must be diverse and flexible enough to satisfy any number of different patient requirements, circumstances and conditions.
Emergency departments cut gridlock considerably
Median wait time for initial assessment by emergency physicians decreases by 21 percent and total amount of time physicians spend with patients rises in Calgary.

Home care team in Edmonton finds that providing COPD education and support for clients in the community is a marathon worth running

Of the teams in the collaborative, only AHS addressed the issue from the community level and focused on clients who often remain homebound due to their breathlessness.

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