Moving from idea to reality: 47 innovations that improve primary healthcare

by admin admin | Oct 27, 2010

Experts share ways to deliver better care to Canadians

Montreal, QC (October 27, 2010) –On November 1st and 2nd, the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF) is hosting Picking Up the Pace—Canada’s premiere event that showcases new ways of delivering primary healthcare to Canadians by featuring 47 innovative projects from across Canada.

Community paramedicine in Nova Scotia, Saskatoon’s health bus, social pediatric centres in Quebec and the midwifery program in the Northwest Territories—these are just a few of the initiatives featured.

Picking Up the Pace: How to accelerate change in primary healthcare will bring together healthcare leaders and policy-makers to explore how these innovations can be adopted in other regions—contributing to better health for Canadians.

When: NOVEMBER 1–2, 2010

Where: Hilton Montreal Bonaventure   
            900 DE LA GAUCHETIÈRE STREET WEST, MONTREAL QUEBEC

What:   47 innovative success stories across timely, relevant themes including:

  • Private-public partnerships
  • Mental health
  • First Nations health
  • Payment reform
  • Interdisciplinary teams
  • Hard-to-reach populations
  • Quality improvement
  • Improving access to care

For more information on CHSRF and the Picking Up the Pace conference, please visit www.chsrf.ca.  

ALL MEDIA ARE INVITED TO ATTEND

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For all media inquiries, to schedule interviews, to register for the conference or to learn about an innovation from your region that will be featured at the conference, please contact:

Marie-France MacKinnon, Bluesky Strategy Group
613.241.3512 ext. 229 | c: 613.853.3940   marie.france@blueskystrategygroup.com

The Canadian Health Services Research Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit corporation with a mandate to promote the use of evidence to strengthen the delivery of health services that improve the health of Canadians. CHSRF is funded through an agreement with the Government of Canada.