2018 Bright Lights Hall of Fame

October 25, 2018

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 Title 

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Theme Nominee Information
Foam Rolling for Chronic Pain Management  Mental health and addictions Temagami FHT and Great Northern FHT
Making Real Functional Gains While Living with Chronic Pain: McMaster FHT (MFHT) Allied Health:  Occupational Therapy (OT) and Physiotherapy (PT) programs. Mental health and addictions McMaster FHT - Martha Bauer (OT), Laura Doyle (PT), Colleen McPhee (PT), Colleen O'Neill (OT)
HFAFHT Safe Opioid Prescribing Initiative Mental health and addictions Health for All FHT - Dr. Maya Maliakkal, Jadie Stone (Nurse Practitioner) Zhanying Shi (IT/EMR Program Administrator)
An Innovative eHealth Approach to Opioid Prescribing Developed Through a Multi-Organization "Think Tank" Collaboration Mental health and addictions Waterloo Wellington eHealth Think Tank
Investing in Intake: Increasing Patient Engagement and Reducing Wait-times for Mental Health Services within the Dufferin Area FHT Mental health and addictions Dufferin Area FHT - Mental Health Team
Centre for Family Medicine FHT (CFFM) Partnership for Mental Health Services (The Partnership)  Mental health and addictions Centre for Family Medicine FHT - (CFFM) Partnership for Mental Health Services (The Partnership) 
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 addictions Welland McMaster FHT
Advocacy in Addition Medicine (or Addictions) - Dr. Anita Srivastava Mental health and addictions St. Joseph's Urban FHT - Dr. Anita Srivastava 
Caroline Families First Wraparound Program (CFF)  Mental health and addictions Caroline Families First 
Mental Health Services at WCH AFHT: Improving Access without increasing resources Mental health and addictions WCH 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)]
Reduced hospitalization rate for COPD in population with serious mental illness Mental health and addictions Village FHT
Emotion-Focused Mindfulness Group to Enhance Coping and Resilience in Family Medicine Patients Living with Common Mental Illnesses Mental health and addictions Mount Sinai Academic FHT - Mental Health Team
Identifying 'At Risk' Opioid Patients in a FHT  Mental health and addictions Credit Valley FHT
When Things Aren't Adding Up, Start Subtracting! - Benzodiazepine/Z-Drug Deprescribing Initiative at Taddle Creek FHT Mental health and addictions Taddle Creek FHT
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 addictions West Durham FHT - Bhavna Verma
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 addictions Couchiching FHT
We have an incredible team of IHPs Healthy relationships, healthy teams Jane Finch FHT IHPs
Working together - Healthy team - healthy community Healthy relationships, healthy teams Manitouwadge FHT
Full scope RNs in family practice improve access, continuity and reduce ER visits Healthy relationships, healthy teams Dr. Lokanathan & Team - Lindsay Chmarney, Sheena Howard, Brittany Murray, Kelly Pensom (part of Greater Peterborough FHO)
Team Awesome Healthy relationships, healthy teams Sunnybrook Academic FHT
Northeastern Ontario FHT Executive Director Network (NEOFHTN) Healthy relationships, healthy teams Northeastern 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 QIDSS
Creating A Healthier Team Environment Through Practice Facilitation Healthy relationships, healthy teams Clinton FHT
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 teams Carefirst FHT
SAFHT Cares Healthy relationships, healthy teams Southlake Academic FHT
Prescott Family Health Team (PFHT) engages all multidisciplinary team members in the fight against HPV Diseases including Cervical Cancer.  Healthy relationships, healthy teams Prescott Family Health Team
Don Mills FHT Prenatal Outreach Pilot for At Risk Women in North SubRegion Expanding your reach Don Mills FHT/Sunnybrook Department of Family and Community Medicine
Centre for Family Medicine Refugee Health Clinic Expanding your reach Centre for Family Medicine FHT Refugee Health Clinic
MAC H2OPE: Helping Hamiltonians through Occupational therapy and Physiotherapy Engagement Expanding your reach MAC H2OPE, Hamilton FHT, McMaster FHT, McMaster University, YMCA
Physician Assistant's Impact upon vulnerable community patients at high risk of hospitalization Expanding your reach Jean Guo
McMaster FHT Healthy Aging Series Expanding your reach McMaster FHT: Dajana Lukic, Laura Doyle, Glenda Pauw, Colleen McPhee, Dr Doug Oliver, Dr Dale Guenter, Martha Bauer, Kiska Colwill and Sophia Lourenco
KW4 Community Ward Team: Interprofessional In-Home Primary Care for Medically and Socially Complex Patients  Expanding your reach KW4 Community Ward 
Providing Healthcare on Pelee Island Expanding your reach Harrow Health Centre Inc - A FHT 
Leading Our Community to Better Care and Access Expanding your reach Atikokan FHT
Delhi Community COPD Program  Expanding your reach Delhi Community COPD Program 
Building Capacity within SAFHT Expanding your reach Southlake Academic FHT
Improving Access to a Rural Community Expanding your reach Espanola and Area FHT
Increasing Access and Safety to Newcomers Expanding your reach Nancy Frink-Costa
Bringing together Primary Care Practitioners of the Couchiching FHT for a yearly Quality Improvement and Information Technology Summit Expanding your reach Couchiching FHT
How To Handle a National Drug Recall: The Pivotal Role of the FHT Pharmacist The "How to" stream The Credit Valley FHT - Superna Ramesh- Pharm D candidate U of T APPE student
PPI Deprescribing - Where We Came From, Where We're At, Where We're Going The "How to" stream Credit Valley FHT
Team-Based Transition Management- A Hospital Discharge Follow-up Process The "How to" stream Tilbury District FHT
SAFHT's Complex Patient Program The "How to" stream Southlake Academic FHT
Empowering patients to improve their diet and exercise habits to reduce cardiometabolic risk The "How to" stream Northumberland FHT (NFHT) and Loyalist FHT (LFHT)
Improving Quality Patient Care and Safety Through a Team-Based Data Standardization Committee The "How to" stream North York FHT EMR Standardization Committee
HIPS Home based Interdisciplinary Primary care for Seniors: for medically complex, socially isolated seniors The "How to" stream Mount Sinai Academic FHT - HIPS
Innovative Use of EMR Reminders to Make a Difference to Renally Impaired Patients. The "How to" stream Dr. Bernie Murphy
Enhancing Patient Experience - Directing Patients to the Correct Location The "How to" stream St. Joseph's Urban FHT - Clerical Team
How to Recover Quickly from a Catastrophic Business Operations Interruption The "How to" stream Georgina NPLC
Be Well Community Collective - To raise happy, healthy children in South Georgian Bay.   The "How to" stream Be Well Community Collaborative - Jennifer McMaster (Georgian Bay FHT), Jennifer Parker (Healthy Kids Community Challenge), Fiona Proctor & Ruth McArthur (Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit)
Creating a Medical Home in Harrow The "How to" stream Harrow Health Centre Inc - A FHT 
Alliston FHT Nordic Walking Program  The "How to" stream Alliston FHT - Karim Zia & Leanne Martin
Bringing Care Closer to Home for Patients with COPD - Pulmonary Rehab in a Small Rural Northern FHT The "How to" stream Temagami FHT
Population Health- A Call to Action The "How to" stream City of Lakes FHT
The Guelph FHT has been accepted as a Best Practice Spotlight Organization (BPSO) pre-designate The "How to" stream Guelph Family Health Team
Finding Poverty at Sunnybrook Why hasn't this expanded: scalable pilot programs Sunnybrook Academic FHT
Primary Care Palliative Care Pathway Why hasn't this expanded: scalable pilot programs City of Lakes FHT
Primary Care Collaborative Memory Clinics:  Enhanced care in FHTs for persons living with dementia Why hasn't this expanded: scalable pilot programs The Centre for Family Medicine FHT Memory Clinic
Reach Out And Read (ROAR): Addressing Literacy in Primary Care  Why hasn't this expanded: scalable pilot programs St Joseph's Health Centre
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 programs Two Rivers FHT
Income Security Health Promotion Program: St. Michael's FHT Why hasn't this expanded: scalable pilot programs St. Michael's Hospital Academic FHT -  Social Determinant of Health Committee
Markham FHT Eating Disorders (ED) Bridge Program Why hasn't this expanded: scalable pilot programs Markham FHT - ED Bridge Program Program Lead
Ontario's First FHT To Achieve Baby Friendly (BFI) Designation Why hasn't this expanded: scalable pilot programs Two Rivers FHT
The HARMS Program for Safer Opioid Prescribing through Systematic Risk Stratification and Urine Drug Testing Why hasn't this expanded: scalable pilot programs Marathon FHT - Chronic Pain and Addictions Committee
Muskoka Community Health Hubs Why hasn't this expanded: scalable pilot programs Cottage Country FHT 
In-house Medical Cannabis Program Why hasn't this expanded: scalable pilot programs Thamesview FHT
Making ends Meet - How To Improve Health by addressing Social Determinants of Health : The Niagara Medical Group FHT Community Health and Prosperity (CHP) Program The future of the regional approach to healthcare Niagara Medical Group FHT Community Health and Prosperity Program: Katie McNeil, Brian Turner, Dr. Roxan Guise
Improving Quality Together - Working as a LHIN sub-region to decrease readmission rates The future of the regional approach to healthcare North Huron and North Perth FHTs and Listowel Wingham Hospital Alliance
Primary Care Health Link Coordination / System Navigation Experiences The future of the regional approach to healthcare Maple FHT
The North Stars: Leading the Way in Collective Action The future of the regional approach to healthcare Northeastern Ontario FHT Network

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