“Let’s Get Real…”

If you are free on Thursday, October 10th from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. MT, you may wish to attend this free webinar. Based on the description of the session, it is going to be time well spent. Register here.

Join patient partners and thought leaders in an engaging panel discussion on the value of patient and family partnerships. Learn first-hand about what works well for partnering with patients and families, what doesn’t and tips for collaborating on your system transformation and organizational quality improvement initiatives. This webinar features panelists who have a range of collaboration experience, including at organizational, health system and policy maker levels.

Event: Personal Health Information Goes Digital

• Did you know that as an Albertan you now have access to your personal health record?

• Did you know access to personal health information and digital solutions could improve health care experiences and outcomes?

• Do you want to know how to become an active partner in shaping how technology will transform our health care system?

You’re invited to Partners in the Power of Information Sharing: Educate, Empower, Engage, presented by IMAGINE Citizens Collaborating for Health and the O’Brien Institute for Public Health.

This FREE day-long event is designed to inform citizens about the power of digital health, and provide engagement opportunities to shape Alberta’s rapidly expanding digital health landscape.

WHEN: October 3, 2019

WHERE: Red & White Club, Calgary

Register here 

World Patient Safety Day

PJ Paralysis- Global Summit

What does PJ Paralysis mean?

  • PJ Paralysis is a term used to describe the negative physical and psychological effects experienced by patients who spend lengthy periods of time being inactive, and in their pyjamas, while in hospital.

What is End PJ Paralysis?

  • End PJ Paralysis is a global movement that aims to help people live the richest, fullest lives by reducing immobility, muscle deconditioning, and dependency, while at the same time protecting cognitive function, social interaction, and dignity.

How can you get Involved?

  • Join the global online summit on July 10-12, 2019, and learn from and with others who are interested and involved in this movement.

Check out this website to find out more.

Cultural Appropriateness of Health Services?

If you are interested in learning such things as:

  • The methods researchers used to engage people from a variety of ethnocultural communities in relation to their healthcare experiences,
  • Research findings: re: cultural-appropriateness of health services and resources,
  • Specific recommendations for a healthcare project in Alberta relating to its codesign and content as viewed through cultural appropriateness lens,


consider attending this free one-hour webinar.

Four Small Words = Big Impact

As you may recall, June 6th was “What Matters to You?” day. Although these four words are simple in and of themselves, when a member of our Pts4Chg community introduced them to her homecare team, something special came about. See the results here. Way to go, Emma!

Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week is April 7-13, 2019! This week provides an opportunity to recognize the important role that volunteers play. Alberta Health Services is recognizing its over 14,400 volunteers. One of these individuals is also a member of our Pts4Chg community. Thanks for all you do, Gloria.

Saskatoon -A must see

If you live in Saskatoon or area, this is something you will want to check out. Atlthough this true event is incredibly sad, Greg’s Story has the potential of bringing about some positive changes to healthcare. In doing so, the hope is to see fewer people falling through the cracks.

Click here for more information and to register.

November 14 Community Gathering — Dementia Network Calgary

What is advocacy?
Who is an advocate?
What do advocacy and being an advocate mean?

Find out at Dementia Network Calgary’s upcoming event.

Dementia Network Calgary: Community Gathering on Advocacy
Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Place: Renfrew Community Association

Click here to register for this event.

A Hospital Halloween

A Canadian hospital is helping make the hospital experience less spooky for parents of sick or premature newborns.

Yesterday, I was talking to some friends whose son is in the Alberta Children’s Hospital. According to J.W., they had spent over $60.00 for a Halloween costume for their two-year-old son, M.W. Unfortunately, due to a medical issue that arose on October 29th, the costume had not been worn and remains in its original bag.

Hearing this, I was reminded of an initiative that had been started by two nurses on a neonatal unit. The end result saw babies wearing handmade felt Halloween costumes at a hospital in Edmonton. Click here to read the story.