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1/29/2013 5:00 PM

​​How do you govern quality in primary care?

The Effective Governance for Quality and Patient Safety program has been customized to assist board members and senior management in Ontario’s primary care sector to develop and implement evidence-informed approaches to governance and leadership and to share innovative health governance practices, resources and tools.

“This is a must-attend workshop for primary care board members and senior management to lead, support and sustain a culture of quality,” says Kim Stelmacovich, Ontario Senior Regional Director, Canadian Patient Safety Institute. “The Effective Governance for Quality and Patient Safety program provides a common evidence-based platform of key governance principles to support the quality agenda in Ontario’s primary care sector.  The program is endorsed by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to ensure that primary care boards have an understanding of their role in quality to support successful partnerships and implementation.”

Seven, one-day learning sessions have been scheduled throughout the province for both English and French audiences.  Learning sessions will be held in Toronto (February 27); Ajax (March 2); Ottawa (March 6); London (March 27); Hamilton (April 13); Sudbury (April 20) and Mississauga/Toronto Airport (April 24).  Organizations invited to participate are: family health teams, community health centres, aboriginal health centres and nurse practitioner-led clinics. It is recommended that each organization register three participants to attend one of the seven sessions scheduled, including: the board chair, chair of the board quality committee (or other board representatives) and senior management (executive director or clinical lead).

Click here to register for an upcoming session.  There is no registration fee for these sessions. Click on the link for more information on the Governance for Quality in Primary Care learning sessions.

The Effective Governance for Quality and Patient Safety program was developed by the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) and the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF) to help healthcare boards understand and implement effective governance practices and processes for quality and patient safety. CPSI has partnered with the Association of Family Health Teams (AFHTO), the Association of Ontario Health Centres (AOHC) and Nurse Practitioners’ Association of Ontario (NPAO) to customize the Effective Governance for Quality and Patient Safety program for Ontario’s primary care sector.  

For more information on the Effective Governance for Quality and Patient Safety program, visit www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca