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Moving Towards Patients First

February 29, 2016

Since 1995, The Change Foundation (TCF) has supported and promoted improved health and health care delivery in Ontario. Through our work on patient-centred care, and more recently, with family caregivers, we  know that better integrated health and community care can improve patient experience, lead to better health outcomes, and achieve more value and quality from More >

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The Change Foundation Releases Its Top Recommendations for Patient Engagement

January 28, 2016

Today, The Change Foundation released Rules of Engagement: Lessons from PANORAMA, a collection of 15 recommendations and recommendations for patient engagement. The recommendations are on based on The Change Foundation’s work with its PANORAMA Panel, a group of 31 patients and family caregivers that met regularly between 2012 and 2014 to share their experiences in More >

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The Change Foundation’s Insights on Patient Engagement

October 19, 2015

Patient Engagement has been The Change Foundation’s primary focus over the past five years. An article written by President and CEO Cathy Fooks and fellow Change Foundation staff, The Patient Experience in Ontario 2020: What is Possible?, was recently published by Longwoods.com. The article examines the core elements of patient engagement, the progress being made More >

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TCF Welcomes Marica Visser as New Board of Directors Chair

September 29, 2015

The Change Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Marcia Visser as Chair of the Board of Directors. Marcia has been a member of The Change Foundation’s Board since 2011 and brings more than 20 years of experience from both the Canadian and American healthcare sectors. She replaces Susan Pigott, Chair of the Mental More >

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Barbara Balik: To – For – With: The Journey to Understanding Partnerships With Patients

April 30, 2015

“In 2010, an awareness emerged for me that the single largest barrier health care team members face when developing person-and family-centered relationships is this: we believe we already have them (Barbara Balik).” In this commentary, renowned patient-centred change leader, Senior Faculty at the Institute of Healthcare Improvement and the Principal of Common Fire Healthcare Consulting, Barbara More >

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2015-2020 Strategic Plan

April 01, 2015

The Change Foundation releases new 5-year strategic plan focused on unrecognized “glue” of our system: family caregivers. “Our health care system is dependent on unpaid caregivers. And the reality is that these caregivers are often not recognized or respected for the role they play. At best, there is an inconsistent approach to family caregivers. In many cases, More >

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Video: Their Path. Our Journey.

March 13, 2015

Why did the Change Foundation launch its linchpin Northumberland PATH project? Find out in this quick five-minute video drawing out (a la Dr. Mike Evans) the essential – why, how, so what? – elements. This engaging story outlines how PATH arose from the think tank’s early work, revealing that the direct patient voice was missing More >

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PANORAMA A-Rises

March 13, 2015

The Summit marked the end of our work with our standing 31-member citizens’ panel, PANORAMA.  This panel of Ontario patients and caregivers added their lived health care realities to ground all of our –thinking and doing — over the past two years. A second video – Panorama Parting Words is also available.

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PANORAMA Parting Words

March 13, 2015

The Summit marked the end of our work with our standing 31-member citizens’ panel, PANORAMA.  This panel of Ontario patients and caregivers added their lived health care realities to ground all of our –thinking and doing — over the past two years. A second video – Panorama A-rises is also available.

WHAT’S BEING SAID

How do we define ‘family caregiver’? By “family caregivers” we mean family, friends and neighbours who provide the vast majority of care, support and enrichment to those who have health related needs. Learn more about us and our work: bit.ly/2H7ZGgw pic.twitter.com/p3yLT8z7c9