Calling All Albertans

Are you are resident of Alberta? Are you interested in helping to improve the healthcare system in Alberta? If so, why not become a member of the Health Quality Council of Alberta’s Patient and Family Advisor Committee. Click here to find out more.

Deadline to apply is March 18th, 2018.

Cast Your Vote

Currently, we are seeking your response in terms of how you want your healthcare supported. Please consider casting your vote and letting your voice be heard.

What’s Important to Seniors’ Health in Alberta?

Do you live or work in the province of Alberta and are you:

  • an older adult (65 years of age and over),
  • a caregiver of an older adult (spouse; family member; friend; neighbour), or
  • a clinician or health/social care provider (doctor; nurse; care aides; allied health provider; pharmacist; social worker) working with older adults?

If so, the Scientific Office of Alberta’s Seniors Health Strategic Clinical Network invites you to complete the following survey. By responding to the survey, you will be helping to determine the direction/priorities for future research and initiatives in the area of seniors’ health.

Get Involved – Health Research Opportunity

Do you reside in Alberta? Are you interested in health research and patient engagement? If you answered “Yes” to both questions, you may wish to visit the Patient/Family Registry web page. In addition to discovering what is happening in the world of health research in Alberta, you can fill out an application form to get involved!

A Day in the Life

As part of Patient & Family Centred Care Week, which goes from November 6th-10th, 2017 and Change Day, which occurs on November 17th, 2017, the Calgary Zone of Alberta Health Services has initiated a “Lived Experience” activity. For one day, healthcare professionals will walk in the shoes of a patient as a way of gaining greater insight, understanding, and compassion for what it is their patients live each and every day.

Click on the image below to see what shoes Paul and some other healthcare professionals will be walking in.

And So It Begins

After months of hard work and planning, the 2017 Quality & Safety Summit is underway. If you are unable to attend the event in person, you can catch the livestream beginning October 31st at 8:30 a.m. http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/news/Page13765.aspx
Here is to a great summit!

Share Your Experience


Do you or someone you know have glaucoma?
Did you or someone you know have an operation related to this disease?
If you answered “Yes.” to the above questions, you might be interested in the following opportunity to share your experience. Below are the details sent to Pts4Chg by CADTH.

CADTH is an independent, not-for-profit organization. CADTH reviews health technologies to help health care decision-makers, patients, health care professionals, health systems leaders, and policy-makers make well-informed decisions and improve the quality of health care services

CADTH researchers are currently planning a review of minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, as compared with other ways to manage glaucoma. They will be doing a comprehensive literature review of patient and caregiver perspectives on glaucoma surgery, in addition to assessing trials on clinical and cost effectiveness.

To help CADTH develop the plan for the research and provide CADTH researchers with the patient perspective into glaucoma and surgery, we would like to hear from individuals who have experience with glaucoma treatments (including surgery). We are looking for volunteers to review our plan and comment on whether we have captured all the important aspects of diagnosis and care from a patient’s perspective.
CADTH would send the volunteers the draft plan for the project, (it’s a 3-page document) and then we would schedule an informal telephone call to discuss the project and make sure we are covering all the issues that are important to patients. The summary notes from the call will be sent to you for your approval before it is shared with CADTH researchers. Your name will be removed from the summary and anything you wish to have removed from the summary notes will be deleted.

CADTH hopes conversations like these will benefit future patients who experience the same condition and that the results of the review and any recommendations that come from it will better reflect the needs of patients if patients like you are consulted in the development of our work.

Thank you for considering to speak to CADTH about your experiences with glaucoma. For more information, or to volunteer please contact: Tamara Rader TamaraR@cadth.ca