3. Integrated care and community responses
- Date: Thursday, October 8, 2020
- Concurrent Session A
- Time: 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
- Style: Presentation (45 minutes-session)
The partnership with patients and caregivers provides a lens to solve some of the toughest improvement opportunities in health care. This is the way to create #integratedcare and rebuild Primary Care as the medical home. In a world where patient caregiver engagement is colliding with citizen movements, this session will showcase the mindset and behaviour shifts that will be the foundation for change. Christa and Jodeme will share evidence, emerging practices and show examples to illustrate the potential impact.
As Ontario continues to grapple with the impacts of COVID-19, the importance of integrating health care and social supports is more critical than ever. Comprehensive primary healthcare teams, with trusted relationships in the community, have a crucial role to play in identifying non-clinical needs and connecting patients to appropriate information and services. Social prescribing, an intentional and evidence-informed pathway to better connect health and social care, empowers clinicians, teams, participants, and community providers to collaborate and do just that. And as Ontario moves towards population health management with OHTs, the integration with public health will be important to ensure we promote upstream approaches towards health promotion and disease prevention for the wellbeing of each community. In this session, you will learn what your teams can do now to address social isolation and loneliness, improve mental health, and collaborate toward healthier and more resilient communities.
Jodeme Goldhar, MSW, MHSc, Executive Lead, Strategy and Innovation, The Change Foundation
Jodeme’s passion is convening opportunities for those in health and social systems to work together around common goals to realize the potential for transformative improvement. The Change Foundation serves as a catalyst to support large scale transformative change and ensures change opportunities are co-designed with patients, their families and providers.
Christa Haanstra, Executive Lead, Strategic Communications, The Change Foundation
Christa Haanstra is the Executive Lead for Strategic Communications at The Change Foundation, where she has responsibility for the overall brand and positioning, knowledge mobilization, stakeholder relations and digital and online presence. She has deep knowledge of engagement and co-design approaches, and uses this in all of her work.