Population Health and Health OutcomesPopulation Health and Health Outcomes

Read how other organizations have made impacts in population health and health outcomes through participation in the EXTRA program.


Paving the Way for Healthier Communities through Public Policy

Fruit_forWebFor their Canadian Foundation for Healthcare (CFHI) Improvement Project, EXTRA fellows Dr. Eileen de Villa, Associate Medical Officer of Health and Gayle Bursey, Director of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Peel Public Health, sought to achieve organizational-level and public policy changes related to activity, food and land use for Peel residents. Read more



Improving treatment for seniors in acute care

Improving treatment for seniors in acute careDavid Thompson, Vice President of Senior Care and Clinical Support Services at Providence Health Care together with Dr. Janet McElhaney, Medical Lead for Seniors Care at HSN and the holder of the HSN Volunteer Association Chair in Geriatric Research at HSN and the Advanced Medical Research Institute of Canada, set out to reduce the functional decline of seniors after hospitalization. Read more


Frail elderly live better and longer with improved nutrition care

Frail elderly live better and longer with improved nutrition careNoella Leydon, Director of Food and Nutrition Services for the Saskatoon Health Region (SHR), developed an integrated approach to planning food services policies to improve nutrition among 2,080 people living in 29 LTC facilities. Read  more