Quarterly Newsletter of the Canadian Chapter of ACHE
Fall 2019
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Message from Your Board Chair
ACHE Canada Member Spotlight: Leslie Benecki
New & Noteworthy in Canadian Healthcare
Message from Your Canadian Regent
Learn the Art of Dialogue and Have Open, Productive Conversations
Learning Corner
ACHE Canadian Member Spotlight: Marcy Saxe-Braithwaite
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2019 Chapter Officers

Frances Roesch, FACHE 

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Vice Chair

Todd Stepaniuk   

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Leslie Benecki, FACHE 

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Chair, Audit Committee

Guy Bourbonnière

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Chair, Communications 

Paula Neves, PhD

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Chair, Membership & Advancement

Todd Stepanuik   

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Chair, Programs

David Matear, FACHE

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Regent &

Chair, Nominations

Danielle Swerhone, FACHE

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New & Noteworthy in Canadian Healthcare

Here, we highlight a diverse selection of new and noteworthy articles, reports, data and tools of interest to Canadian healthcare leaders. To view previous issues of New & Noteworthy, click here


Recent Reports

    National Health Expenditures, 1975-2019, CIHI, Oct 2019

    Comparing Performance of Universal Health Care Countries, Fraser Institute, Oct 2019

    The Future of Connected Care, Reporting Canadians' Perspective on the Canadian Health Care System, CMA/IPSOS Aug 2019

    Public Health Care. We've Got This, Canadian Health Coalition, June 2019

    The Health of LGBTQIA2 Communities in Canada, Report of the Standing Committee on Health, Jun 2019

    Catalyst for Change, Report of the Special Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector, Jun 2019

    Care Closer to Home: Elements of High Performing Home and Community Healthcare Services, North American Observatory on Health Systems and Policies and Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement, Apr 2019


    Research Articles

    Sexual Orientation and Complete Mental Health, H Gilmour, Health Reports 30(11): 3-10, Nov 20, 2019

    The Prevalence of Vaping and Smoking among Adolescents in Canada, England and the United States, D Hammond et al, BMJ 2019; 365: I2219.

    Capacity of Kidney Care in Canada: Identifying Barriers and Opportunities, M Lunney et al, Can J Kidney Health Dis 2019: 6.
    Optimization of Home Care Nurses in Canada: a scoping review. R Ganann et al, Health Soc Care Community 2019 Sep 27(5): e604-e621.

    Data, Tools & Resources

    Canadian Cancer Statistics, Canadian Cancer Society, Sep 2019

    Health Fact Sheets, Statistics Canada, Oct 2019

    CMA Physician Workforce Survey, CMA, 2019

    OECD Interactive Tool: International Comparisons, Nov 2019

    Patient Experience in Canadian Hospitals, Apr 2019


    Upcoming Releases / Events / News

    Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)

    Longwoods Publishing


    CPSI Patient Safety Alerts & News

    Canadian Health Care Technology News

    Do you have a resource or publication that should be featured in future editions of New & Newsworthy? Please email your recommendations for future content to achecanada@achemail.net.

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    Upcoming Events
    Dec 10, 2019 - FACHE Board Certification Webinar for Canadian Members of ACHE
    Stand out as a leader among leaders in healthcare management when you earn the FACHE credential.vJoin us  on December 10, 2019, 12 noon to 1 PM Eastern, for a complimentary Fellowship Advancement webinar for Canadian members of ACHE. Space is limited. Advance registration is required. Please visit Chapter eventbrite page for details - and check your registration confirmation email for  login instructions.
    Jan 8, 2020 - CFHI 2021 Policy Circle Application Deadline
    The Policy Circle aims to connect mid-career professionals who are committed to improving health care policy and practice, now and in the future. www.cfhi-fcass.ca/WhatWeDo/policy-circle  

    Jan 21, 2020 - ACHE Congress Poster Session Deadline
    ACHE members are invited to submit posters on management innovations for 2020 Healthcare Leadership Congress. For details please visit www.ache.org/CongressPosterSession.
    Feb 11, 2020 - EXTRA Executive Training Program Deadline
    Also from the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI), this recognized leadership development and quality improvement fellowship builds leadership and organizational capacity for participating teams. For details click here.
    Mar 23-26, 2020 - ACHE Congress on Healthcare Leadership, Chicago
    Join more than 4,200 health care leaders for the premier education and networking event of the year. Make connections that last a lifetime. Empower change in yourself, your organization and your community. Gain inspiration from innovative thought leaders. To register or for other education options, visit www.ache.org.


    If you have an event or deadline you would like feature in upcoming issues of this newsletter please email achecanada@achemail.net

    The Canadian Chapter of ACHE is an independent chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).

    Vision: To be the professional association of choice for Canada's health leaders.

    Mission: To promote exceptional professional development through partnerships, networks and access to national and international resources enabling health care leadership excellence.