System Transformation

Eleanor Rivoire on Working with Patients to Truly Shift Healthcare Culture

In this video interview, Eleanor Rivoire, Senior VP Clinical Administration and Professional Practice and Chief Nursing Executive at Kingston General Hospital shares her hospital’s inspiring journey to implement patient-centred reforms. Since 2009, the hospital has taken great strides in partnering with patients to improve care; all grounded in its bold KGH 2015: Strategy for Outstanding More >

Jennifer Dee On Using Her Bad Healthcare Experience to Make a Difference

In this video interview, Jennifer Dee, Patient Experience Advisor at Kingston General Hospital’s says: “All of us just want to ensure that whoever arrives at KGH after us has a better (patient) experience and outcome than we personally had.” In 1997, Jennifer contracted C-difficile at KGH, and subsequently got involved to use her own harrowing More >

Inside Queen’s Park, February 1, 2012

In an interview with Inside Queen’s Park, The Change Foundation’s CEO, Cathy Fooks comments on the Ontario government’s new Action Plan to Transform Healthcare. Fooks cautions that the true test of some of the positive reforms outlined, such as including Family Health Teams under LHINs to better integrate primary care, will rely on effective implementation. More >

Policy Issues

The health and healthcare policy issues described below are The Change Foundation’s domain, reflecting our mission to support an integrated healthcare system in Ontario and better experiences for the people using it. We’ve categorized the interconnected issues under broad headings so you can easily find what you want. And so you don’t miss anything from More >

Partners Advancing Transitions in Healthcare (Path): Call For Submissions

The Change Foundation is seeking a coalition of providers, patients and caregivers as we launch a unique project to improve seniors’ healthcare experience. The aim of Partners Advancing Transitions in Healthcare (PATH) is to engage and support a community coalition to redesign care delivery to address problems that they identify together.  The Change Foundation will More >

The Storyboard

In The Storyboard, The Change Foundation explains how we have narrowed our patient focus to seniors with chronic health conditions and their family and friend caregivers. This work led to our search for a coalition of providers, patients and caregivers in one community/region in Ontario committed to working differently – to co-design improvements that span More >

Integration of Care: Perspectives of Personal Support Workers

One of four technical reports by research consultant Patricia Baranek for The Change Foundation about integration of care from the perspectives of home and community care providers in Ontario. The technical reports provide detailed analysis of the survey responses used to develop our 2011 report, Integration of Care: Perspectives of Home and Community Providers.  This More >

Integration of Care: Perspectives of Regulated Health Professionals

One of four technical reports by research consultant Patricia Baranek about integration of care from the perspectives of home and community care providers in Ontario. The technical reports provide detailed analysis of the survey responses used to develop our 2011 report, Integration of Care: Perspectives of Home and Community Providers.  This technical report provides detailed More >

Summary Report: Integration of Care Perspectives of Home and Community Providers

One of four technical reports by research consultant Patricia Baranek for The Change Foundation about integration of care from the perspectives of home and community care providers in Ontario. The technical reports provide detailed analysis of the survey responses used to develop our 2011 report, Integration of Care: Perspectives of Home and Community Providers.  This More >

Integration of Care: Perspectives of Home and Community Care Coordinators

One of four technical reports by research consultant Patricia Baranek for The Change Foundation about integration of care from the perspectives of home and community care providers in Ontario. The technical reports provide detailed analysis of the survey responses used to develop our 2011 report, Integration of Care: Perspectives of Home and Community Providers.  This More >

WHAT’S BEING SAID

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