Using the quadruple aim to understand the impact of virtual delivery of care within Ontario community health centres: a qualitative study
The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and introduction of various restrictions resulted in drastic changes to 'traditional' primary healthcare service delivery modalities.
To understand the impact of virtual care on healthcare system performance within the context of Ontario community health centres (CHCs).
Design & setting
Thematic analysis of qualitative interviews with 36 providers and 31 patients.
Using Trusted Relationships and Community-Led Approaches to Promote COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence and Uptake across Ontario
Using Learning Collaborative Teams to Address the COVID-19 Cancer-Screening Backlog
This research poster was presented at the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) Practice-Based Research Network Conference in June 2022. It presents the results of the Alliance's first learning collaborative, which supported member centres in equitably clearing their cancer screening backlogs built up through the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Alliance for Healthier Communities' journey to a learning health system in primary care
The Alliance for Healthier Communities represents community-governed healthcare organizations in Ontario, Canada including Community Health Centres, which provide primary care to more disadvantaged populations.
Access and Analysis of Provincial Administrative Data for Cohort Disclosure to Guide Community-Based Diabetic Retinopathy Screening
It is recommended that individuals living with diabetes have their eyes examined for signs of retinopathy annually. Even with access to eye care resources across Canada, including tele-ophthalmology, many individuals with diabetes remain unscreened with screening rates lowest in vulnerable populations. A population-based approach to identify, engage, and provide screening is needed.
Increasing Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Rates Utilizing Provincial Healthcare Administrative Data
Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is the leading cause of blindness in working age Canadians. Despite all eye care resources, including tele-ophthalmology, DR screening rates remain low; 35% of individuals with diabetes are unscreened for DR. New strategies are required to identify, engage and provide ongoing monitoring to those requiring DR screening.
Mixed-Methods Evaluation of Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Supported by Provincial Healthcare Administrative Data
Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a public health issue, potentially impacting the lives of 3 million or more Canadians (7.9% of the population). If DR is detected early, vision loss can be averted. It is currently impossible to systematically identify individuals living with diabetes who have not had an annual eye examination using only primary care electronic medical records. A different approach is required.
Identifying appropriate measures of deprivation for use with primary care health records
This presentation is an overview of a project by the Ottawa Pracice Enhancement Network (OPEN) about a project that used neighbourhood measures of vulnerability to link to EMR data.
Virtual Care during COVID-19 and Implications for Future Care Delivery
This paper will be presented at the Annual CAHSPR Conference in May 2021.