Concurrent Sessions

C6-a – (Sub)Regional Collective Problem Solving and Strategizing

Theme 2. Healthy relationships, healthy teams

Presentation Details

  • Date: Thursday October 25, 2018
  • Concurrent Session C
  • Time: 8:45-9:30am
  • Room: Pier 2 & 3
  • Style: Presentation (information provided to audience, with opportunity for audience to ask question)
  • Focus: Practical (e.g. Presentation on how to implement programs and/or practices in the team environment)
  • Target Audience: Leadership (ED, clinical lead, board chair, board member, etc.), Clinical providers, Administrative staff, Representatives of stakeholder/partner organizations

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Appreciate the innerworkings of the FHT quarterly meetings and its influence/impact on regional change
  • Form subgroups that can focus on regional and sub-regional strategies including Health Links related initiatives
  • Leverage QIDSS on regional and sub regional initiatives.


Currently all 9 FHTs and 2 NP led clinics in the Erie St. Clair region meet quarterly to discuss organizational and regional strategies. Meetings kickstart with a QI update from update from the QIDSS and the latter half of the meeting involves the EDs and FHT/NP clinical leads breaking off to discuss relevant matters.

The FHT/NP Clinial Leads share ideas and successful and unsuccessful implementations  and strategize. Topics include operationalizing: Patients First strategies, Health Links initiatives and best practices, Health Tapestry, fostering growth at an organizational level, QI strategies, strategies to work collaboratively with the LHIN with respect to specific initiatives and opportunities to further support one another. Takeaways are then shared with respective teams to champion change and process improvements.

Quarterly meetings have helped FHTs establish an effective working relationship with the LHIN as well as other partners. Funding proposals and recommendations are discussed amongst the FHTs and NP Led Clinics and taken to LHIN leadership.  The FHTs and NP Led Clinics also provide input and direction to inform LHIN deliberations.


  • Sara Dalo, Manager of Quality, Experience and Patient Safety, Windsor Family Health Team
  • Lisa Durocher, Clinical Lead/Nurse Educator, Leamington and Area Family Health Team
  • Jason Bartell, Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Lead, Chatham Kent Family Health Team
  • Kate Bolohan, Clinical lead practitioner, Essex County Nurse practitioner Led Clinic


  • Sara Dalo, Manager of Quality, Experience and Patient Safety, Windsor Family Health Team