Excellence in Patient Engagement for Patient Safety
HealthCareCAN, the Canadian Patient Safety Institute and Health Standards Organization, with support from Patients for Patient Safety Canada, have partnered to identify, celebrate and disseminate leading practices in patient engagement for patient safety.
Each year, a panel of judges from the three organizations, including patient representatives, carefully consider every nomination to identify the organizations and teams whose leading practices will be publicly celebrated. In addition, two teams, each consisting of a staff member and a patient partner, are selected to present at the National Health Leadership Conference (NHLC). All travel expenses and full registration to NHLC are covered.
The 2020 Call for Nominations has closed
Call for Nominations
We are looking to our members to identify those excellent practices so that they can be recognized, celebrated and shared. If you are aware of teams within your organizations who have exemplary practices in engaging patients as partners in patient safety improvements that have led to measurable results, we want to hear about them!
Check back soon for information on the 2020 winners!
Congratulations to this year’s winners and to all the organizations and teams identified as leading practices. The 2019 winners are:
Eastern Health, Newfoundland
Awarded for their work on Mental Health & Addictions service redesign, improvement and suicide reduction
St. Joseph’s Health Care London, Ontario
Awarded for their Zero Suicide Initiative in mental health care.
Using quantitative and/or qualitative evidence, demonstrate how the project or initiative has resulted in identifiable or measurable change in patient safety outcomes (in relation to the objectives of the initiative).
Describe the techniques for engagement, collaboration and partnership with patients/families employed throughout the initiative.
SPREAD & SUSTAINABILITY
Demonstrate how the initiative, its results, and the engagement techniques used are or will be sustained: is there is a sustainability plan, are/ can they be replicated and/or spread to other areas of the organization and beyond?
Describe how this initiative is innovative in developing or adopting new approaches that improve patient safety through patient- and family-centered care and patient engagement.
Describe how this initiative or innovation would make a relevant and engaging topic of presentation at the National Health Leadership Conference.
Terms & Conditions
English and French nominations will be accepted.
Only one nomination per team will be accepted. There can be multiple nominations from the same organization as long as they describe different initiatives/practices implemented by different teams.
Those nominated in previous years can be nominated again if the initiative/practice is different than what was previously submitted.
The content submitted must be original.
All individuals listed in the nomination must be notified by the person submitting the nomination.
All nominations are evaluated by the Award Panel who may request further information. Their decision is final.
A note regarding the status of the nomination will be sent to the contact person in early December.
All materials become the property of the partners and will not be returned. Application-specific feedback will not be provided.
By submitting the nomination, you give the partners the right to make public your team and organization name as well as title and summary of the initiative/practice. Photos and logos may also be requested.