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Announcing the AFHTO 2015 Bright Lights Award Winners!

AFHTO has awarded nine innovators for their work in making meaningful improvements in patient health, how patients experience their care, and how efficiently healthcare resources are used.

The awards recognize individuals for their leadership and the work being conducted to improve the value of services delivered by primary care teams in Ontario. Winners were selected from over 50 nominations.

The Bright Lights Award recipients are listed below.  Click on the links in the names below to read a summary of their achievements.

Guelph Family Health Team
Awarded for population-based primary health care: Planning and integration for the community

Windsor Family Health Team
Awarded for population-based primary health care: Planning and integration for the community

  • Health Equity: Providing Transgender Primary Healthcare, and
  • A Systems Approach to Comprehensive Health Promotion Planning
  • Video announcing award

Centre for Family Medicine Family Health Team, Chronic Pain Clinic
Awarded for optimizing capacity of interprofessional teams

  • Reversing the Silent Epidemic of Chronic Pain: An Interprofessional and Teaching Chronic Pain Clinic
  • Video announcing award

South East Toronto Family Health Team, Patient Advisory Council
Awarded for transforming patient’ and caregivers’ experience and health

Mount Sinai Academic Family Health Team
Awarded for transforming patient’ and caregivers’ experience and health

Central Lambton Family Health Team
Awarded for building the rural health care team: Making the most of available resources

Markham Family Health Team
Awarded for advancing manageable, meaningful measurement

Markham Family Health Team
Awarded for leadership and governance for accountable care

Prince Edward Family Health Team, Hospital@Home Program
Awarded for clinical innovations keeping people at home and out of the hospital

Six of these nine award recipients will also receive education grants.

The Bright Light Awards were presented during an awards dinner on the evening of October 28th, in the midst of AFHTO’s 2015 Conference, “Team-Based Primary Care: The Foundation of a Sustainable Health System.” The dinner was attended by over 200 people including AFHTO members, senior representatives from government, key agencies and associations.

Keynote speakers, Deputy Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Dr. Bob Bell and Dr. Danielle Martin, family physician and Vice-President of Medical Affairs at Women’s College Hospital FHT and founder of Canadian Doctors for Medicare, joined in celebrating the successes of the award nominees and winners.

The call for nominations for the 2016 Bright Light Awards will go out in June 2016. All AFHTO members are welcome and encouraged to participate.

For additional event photos, please contact info@afhto.ca.