Atlantic Healthcare Collaboration Workshop II

  • Dates: 09 – 10 May, 2013
  • Location: Saint John, NB, CANADA
  • Address: Hilton Saint John
  • <strong>Contact:</strong> Laurie Gibbons
  • <strong>Email:</strong> <a href=''></a>

The second of three workshops open to the participating 10 Improvement Project (IP) teams from all four Atlantic provinces. Other participants include CFHI staff, faculty, academic mentors and improvement coaches. The two-day event features curriculum on mapping the chronic care experience and theory of change for healthcare improvement, implementation approaches and strategies (with a view to team engagement, physician engagement and measurement approaches) as well as helpful guidance on measuring progress toward patient- and family-centred, coordinated and efficient healthcare. 

This workshop is delivered by CFHI in partnership with the Charter partners: the 17 health authorities in Atlantic Canada who are committed to tackling issues that will enhance health system delivery for patients and their families living with chronic disease. This collaboration comes at an important time, as Atlantic Canadians experience higher rates of self-reported chronic diseases (mental health, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, etc.) than the rest of the country. Mortality from cardiovascular disease is higher in Atlantic Canada as compared to other parts of the country (33% versus 30%). The prevalence of diabetes is also higher (7% versus 6%). Among the Atlantic Provinces, Nova Scotia ranks highest for respiratory ailments (6.3%) and reports more new cases of cancer (0.5% versus 0.4%). When it comes to mental health, more people in New Brunswick rate their mental health as fair or poor as compared to the Canadian average (5.7% versus 5%).

Learn more about the Atlantic Healthcare Collaboration