Improvement Story session at the 2013 Saskatchewan Health Care Quality Summit. For more information about the summit, visit www.qualitysummit.ca. Follow @QualitySummit on Twitter.
Population and Public Health Branch of Saskatoon Health Region deployed improvement methods to develop a comprehensive strategy to improve outcomes for small children ages 0 to 5. The Early Years Health and Development Strategy (EYHDS) team comprised of 5 front line staff and an improvement consultant worked intensively over three months (Feb, Mar, and April, 2012) to Define, Measure and Analyze the opportunity for improvement and generated 25 recommendations. The result was a set of related recommendations for health planners, governments and community organizations. The presentation will demonstrate how improvement methods can be used effectively in community based health promotion areas of health care.
Mary Smillie; Dr. Julie Kryzanowski, Saskatoon Health Region