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2018 Bright Lights Hall of Fame

We are now sharing more information on all the nominations for the Bright Lights Awards! See the Bright Lights Hall of Fame below for all submissions and their details:

Nomination TitleThemeNominee InformationDescription
Foam Rolling for Chronic Pain Management Mental health and addictionsTemagami FHT and Great Northern FHTDescription
Making Real Functional Gains While Living with Chronic Pain: McMaster FHT (MFHT) Allied Health: Occupational Therapy (OT) and Physiotherapy (PT) programs.Mental health and addictionsMcMaster FHT - Martha Bauer (OT), Laura Doyle (PT), Colleen McPhee (PT), Colleen O'Neill (OT)Description
HFAFHT Safe Opioid Prescribing InitiativeMental health and addictionsHealth for All FHT - Dr. Maya Maliakkal, Jadie Stone (Nurse Practitioner) Zhanying Shi (IT/EMR Program Administrator)Description
An Innovative eHealth Approach to Opioid Prescribing Developed Through a Multi-Organization “Think Tank” CollaborationMental health and addictionsWaterloo Wellington eHealth Think TankDescription
“Investing in Intake”: Increasing Patient Engagement and Reducing Wait-times for Mental Health Services within the Dufferin Area FHT Mental health and addictionsDufferin Area FHT - Mental Health TeamDescription
Centre for Family Medicine FHT (CFFM) Partnership for Mental Health Services (The Partnership) Mental health and addictionsCentre for Family Medicine FHT - (CFFM) Partnership for Mental Health Services (The Partnership) Description
The Launch of MHART (Mental Health & Addictions Response Team) – An innovative partnership between Welland McMaster FHT and Niagara Region’s Emergency Medical Services to reduce ED visits and improve patient outcomes.Mental health and addictionsWelland McMaster FHTDescription
Advocacy in Addition Medicine (or Addictions) - Dr. Anita SrivastavaMental health and addictionsSt. Joseph's Urban FHT - Dr. Anita Srivastava Description
Caroline Families First Wraparound Program (CFF) Mental health and addictionsCaroline Families First Description
Mental Health Services at WCH AFHT: Improving Access without increasing resourcesMental health and addictionsWCH AFHT Mental Health Committee [Karen Burrell (SW), Ken Callaghan, Dr. Melissa DeSouza, Holly Finn, Dr. Stephen Holzapfel, Bibi Khan, Dr. Bradley Lichtblau, Chantal Simms (SW), Sherry Teeter, Todd Tran (OT)]Description
Reduced hospitalization rate for COPD in population with serious mental illnessMental health and addictionsVillage FHTDescription
Emotion-Focused Mindfulness Group to Enhance Coping and Resilience in Family Medicine Patients Living with Common Mental IllnessesMental health and addictionsMount Sinai Academic FHT - Mental Health TeamDescription
Identifying 'At Risk' Opioid Patients in a FHT Mental health and addictionsCredit Valley FHTDescription
When Things Aren’t Adding Up, Start Subtracting! - Benzodiazepine/Z-Drug Deprescribing Initiative at Taddle Creek FHTMental health and addictionsTaddle Creek FHTDescription
Delivering a condensed approach to group therapy to optimize patient commitment and reduce attrition rate while providing enhanced coping tools and self-awareness techniques.Mental health and addictionsWest Durham FHT - Bhavna VermaDescription
Social Aces and The School Success Program at the Couchiching FHT: An effective partnership to boost social competence in children struggling with mental health issues and learning disabilities.Mental health and addictionsCouchiching FHTDescription
We have an incredible team of IHPsHealthy relationships, healthy teamsJane Finch FHT IHPsDescription
Working together - Healthy team - healthy communityHealthy relationships, healthy teamsManitouwadge FHTDescription
Full scope RNs in family practice improve access, continuity and reduce ER visitsHealthy relationships, healthy teamsDr. Lokanathan & Team - Lindsay Chmarney, Sheena Howard, Brittany Murray, Kelly Pensom (part of Greater Peterborough FHO)Description
Team AwesomeHealthy relationships, healthy teamsSunnybrook Academic FHTDescription
Northeastern Ontario FHT Executive Director Network (NEOFHTN)Healthy relationships, healthy teamsNortheastern Ontario FHT Network (NEOFHTN) - Cochrane FHT, Huron Shores FHT, Corporation of the Municipality of Assiginack FHT, East End FHT, Elliot Lake FHT, Blue Sky FHT, Englehart & District FHT, Burks Falls FHT, Espanola & Area FHT, Chapleau & District FHT, Great Northern FHT, City of Lakes FHT, Haileybury RNPG FHT, Kirkland Lake FHT, South Algonquin FHT, Manitoulin Central FHT, Superior FHT, Northeastern Manitoulin FHT, Temagami Medical Centre and FHT, NORD-ASKI FHT, Timmins FHT, Baawating FHT, Wawa FHT, Parry Sound FHT, West Nipissing FHT, Powassan & Area FHT, Iroquois Falls FHT, and the five Northeastern QIDSSDescription
Creating A Healthier Team Environment Through Practice FacilitationHealthy relationships, healthy teamsClinton FHTDescription
A Well-Supported Team-Based Practice Excelling Chronic Disease Management and Immunization in Communities with a High Percentage of Older Asian Immigrants Healthy relationships, healthy teamsCarefirst FHTDescription
SAFHT CaresHealthy relationships, healthy teamsSouthlake Academic FHTDescription
Prescott Family Health Team (PFHT) engages all multidisciplinary team members in the fight against HPV Diseases including Cervical Cancer. Healthy relationships, healthy teamsPrescott Family Health TeamDescription
Don Mills FHT Prenatal Outreach Pilot for At Risk Women in North SubRegion Expanding your reachDon Mills FHT/Sunnybrook Department of Family and Community MedicineDescription
Centre for Family Medicine Refugee Health ClinicExpanding your reachCentre for Family Medicine FHT Refugee Health ClinicDescription
MAC H2OPE– Helping Hamiltonians through Occupational therapy and Physiotherapy EngagementExpanding your reachMAC H2OPE, Hamilton FHT, McMaster FHT, McMaster University, YMCADescription
Physician Assistant – Impact upon vulnerable community patients at high risk of hospitalizationExpanding your reachJean GuoDescription
McMaster FHT Healthy Aging SeriesExpanding your reachMcMaster FHT: Dajana Lukic, Laura Doyle, Glenda Pauw, Colleen McPhee, Dr Doug Oliver, Dr Dale Guenter, Martha Bauer, Kiska Colwill and Sophia LourencoDescription
KW4 Community Ward Team –Interprofessional In-Home Primary Care for Medically and Socially Complex Patients Expanding your reachKW4 Community Ward Description
Providing Healthcare on Pelee IslandExpanding your reachHarrow Health Centre Inc - A FHT Description
Leading Our Community to Better Care and AccessExpanding your reachAtikokan FHTDescription
Delhi Community COPD Program Expanding your reachDelhi Community COPD Program Description
Building Capacity within SAFHTExpanding your reachSouthlake Academic FHTDescription
Improving Access to a Rural CommunityExpanding your reachEspanola and Area FHTDescription
Increasing Access and Safety to NewcomersExpanding your reachNancy Frink-CostaDescription
Bringing together Primary Care Practitioners of the Couchiching FHT for a yearly Quality Improvement and Information Technology SummitExpanding your reachCouchiching FHTDescription
How To Handle a National Drug Recall: The Pivotal Role of the FHT PharmacistThe “How to” streamThe Credit Valley FHT - Superna Ramesh- Pharm D candidate U of T APPE studentDescription
PPI Deprescribing - Where We Came From, Where We're At, Where We're GoingThe “How to” streamCredit Valley FHTDescription
Team-Based Transition Management- A Hospital Discharge Follow-up ProcessThe “How to” streamTilbury District FHTDescription
SAFHT’s Complex Patient ProgramThe “How to” streamSouthlake Academic FHTDescription
Empowering patients to improve their diet and exercise habits to reduce cardiometabolic riskThe “How to” streamNorthumberland FHT (NFHT) and Loyalist FHT (LFHT)Description
Improving Quality Patient Care and Safety Through a Team-Based Data Standardization CommitteeThe “How to” streamNorth York FHT – EMR Standardization CommitteeDescription
HIPS Home based Interdisciplinary Primary care for Seniors: for medically complex, socially isolated seniorsThe “How to” streamMount Sinai Academic FHT - HIPSDescription
Innovative Use of EMR Reminders to Make a Difference to Renally Impaired Patients.The “How to” streamDr. Bernie MurphyDescription
Enhancing Patient Experience - Directing Patients to the Correct LocationThe “How to” streamSt. Joseph's Urban FHT - Clerical TeamDescription
How to Recover Quickly from a Catastrophic Business Operations InterruptionThe “How to” streamGeorgina NPLCDescription
Be Well Community Collective - To raise happy, healthy children in South Georgian Bay. The “How to” streamBe Well Community Collaborative - Jennifer McMaster (Georgian Bay FHT), Jennifer Parker (Healthy Kids Community Challenge), Fiona Proctor & Ruth McArthur (Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit)Description
Creating a Medical Home in HarrowThe “How to” streamHarrow Health Centre Inc - A FHT Description
Alliston FHT Nordic Walking Program The “How to” streamAlliston FHT - Karim Zia & Leanne MartinDescription
Bringing Care Closer to Home for Patients with COPD - Pulmonary Rehab in a Small Rural Northern FHTThe “How to” streamTemagami FHTDescription
Population Health- A Call to ActionThe “How to” streamCity of Lakes FHTDescription
The Guelph FHT has been accepted as a Best Practice Spotlight Organization (BPSO) pre-designateThe “How to” streamGuelph Family Health TeamDescription
Finding Poverty at SunnybrookWhy hasn’t this expanded: scalable pilot programsSunnybrook Academic FHTDescription
Primary Care Palliative Care PathwayWhy hasn’t this expanded: scalable pilot programsCity of Lakes FHTDescription
Primary Care Collaborative Memory Clinics: Enhanced care in FHTs for persons living with dementiaWhy hasn’t this expanded: scalable pilot programsThe Centre for Family Medicine FHT Memory ClinicDescription
Reach Out And Read (ROAR): Addressing Literacy in Primary Care Why hasn’t this expanded: scalable pilot programsSt Joseph's Health CentreDescription
Electronic Medical Record – Integrated Solution in Primary Care to Screen and Provide Supports for Those Living in Poverty Why hasn’t this expanded: scalable pilot programsTwo Rivers FHTDescription
Income Security Health Promotion Program: St. Michael's FHTWhy hasn’t this expanded: scalable pilot programsSt. Michael's Hospital Academic FHT - Social Determinant of Health CommitteeDescription
Markham FHT Eating Disorders (ED) Bridge ProgramWhy hasn’t this expanded: scalable pilot programsMarkham FHT - ED Bridge Program Program LeadDescription
Ontario’s First FHT To Achieve Baby Friendly (BFI) DesignationWhy hasn’t this expanded: scalable pilot programsTwo Rivers FHTDescription
The HARMS Program for Safer Opioid Prescribing through Systematic Risk Stratification and Urine Drug TestingWhy hasn’t this expanded: scalable pilot programsMarathon FHT - Chronic Pain and Addictions CommitteeDescription
Muskoka Community Health HubsWhy hasn’t this expanded: scalable pilot programsCottage Country FHT Description
In-house Medical Cannabis ProgramWhy hasn’t this expanded: scalable pilot programsThamesview FHTDescription
Making ends Meet - How To Improve Health by addressing Social Determinants of Health – The Niagara Medical Group FHT Community Health and Prosperity (CHP) ProgramThe future of the regional approach to healthcareNiagara Medical Group FHT Community Health and Prosperity Program – Katie McNeil, Brian Turner, Dr. Roxan GuiseDescription
Improving Quality Together - Working as a LHIN sub-region to decrease readmission ratesThe future of the regional approach to healthcareNorth Huron and North Perth FHTs and Listowel Wingham Hospital AllianceDescription
Primary Care Health Link Coordination / System Navigation ExperiencesThe future of the regional approach to healthcareMaple FHTDescription
The North Stars – Leading the Way in Collective ActionThe future of the regional approach to healthcareNortheastern Ontario FHT NetworkDescription


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