McMaster University

McMaster University

Reid-Greenaway Conference 2008

Nurses Building Bridges: Collaborations and Partnerships between Primary Care and Public Health

Conference Report

Hamilton Convention Centre
1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON
Friday, November 28, 2008

This is a fragrance free event!

What will I learn? Hear about practice examples of primary care and public health collaborations from Manitoba, Nova Scotia and Ontario. For example: Breastfeeding support, 18 month child health strategy, infectious disease, pandemic planning, etc..

Why is this important for me? Learn how to incorporate into your own practice the standards and competencies regarding collaboration based on the Canadian Community Health Nursing Standards of Practice, the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Core Competencies for Public Health in Canada, and the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario "Collaborative Practice among Nursing Team" Best Practice Guideline.

How can I apply this in my own practice setting? Gain insight from concrete, real-life examples into how to plan, develop, and lead collaborative strategies to improve healthcare outcomes.

The Reid-Greenaway Conference is being organized by the McMaster University School of Nursing for the purpose of supporting faculty and professional development specific to community health nursing. This year’s conference will feature primary care and public health researchers and practitioners from across Ontario, Nova Scotia, and Manitoba speaking on their experiences with and research on collaborations involving a broad variety of health issues such as child health and pandemic planning.

Panel and audience discussions will provide an interactive forum for participants to consider how such collaborations might be realized in their own practice, in order to better serve the needs of their clients and communities.

Highlights of this year’s conference include:

  • "Imagine Collaborative Primary Care and Public Health: A Panel and Audience Discussion' Jack McCarthy, President of the Canadian Alliance of Community Health Centres and Executive Director of the Somerset West Community Health Centre in Ottawa: "Collaboration on Health Goals: The Ottawa Experience'
  • Ruth Martin-Misener, Dalhousie University, School of Nursing: "What Do We Know About Collaborations between Primary Care and Public Health? Results from a Scoping Review of the Literature for a Four-Year, National Program of Research'
  • Fiona Burgi, Niagara Public Health: "Growing the 18 Month Strategy: A Pilot Project in a Niagara Falls Family Health Team'
  • Martha Svacina Region of Waterloo Public Health: "Breastfeeding Buddies'
  • Renata Cook and Dianne Mee: "The Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice of Nor’West Co-op Community Health Centre and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Inkster Public Health Team'
  • Gina Browne, Professor, McMaster University School of Nursing, Founder and Director, System-Linked Research Unit, McMaster University "Service Integration Models that Work'
  • Ruth Schofield, McMaster University School of Nursing: "Collaborations and Partnerships: Why are They Necessary for My Practice?'

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Thanks to the generous sponsorship from the Reid-Greenaway fund.

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