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Hunter Prize finalists showcase ten ideas to fix Canada’s health-care crisis

Ten finalists have been chosen for the Hunter Prize for Public Policy, along with their groundbreaking ideas to fundamentally improve Canada’s health-care system.

A diverse group of finalists targeted areas like community health, virtual long-term care, and new funding that dynamically responds to wait times in an attempt to find a politically feasible policy reform that would solve Canada’s wait-times crisis.

“We are delighted to have received such an overwhelming response in our inaugural year of the Hunter Prize,” said Derrick Hunter, a trustee at the Hunter Family Foundation, which funds the prize.

“Clearly, we have touched a nerve. Canada is full of concerned citizens keen to offer novel solutions to some of the intractable and ‘wicked’ problems that we face as a nation. We hope that this forum continues to prove its worth in the years ahead as ideas move into implementation,” said Hunter.

The finalists were picked from nearly 200 entries and the winning entry will be chosen by an esteemed panel of judges, including Robert Asselin, Dr. Adam Kassam, Amanda Lang, Karen Restoule, and Trevor Tombe.

The Hub will publish ten op-eds by the finalists that will explain their high-impact, low-cost, but politically feasible proposal to reduce health-care wait-times in Canada. The winner will be unveiled in September.

The finalists are vying for $50,000 in cash prizes, including $25,000 for the winner to help translate their idea into actionable public policy. The runner-up will receive a $5,000 prize. Those placing three through 10 will receive prizes of $2,500.

The ten finalists, in no particular order, are as follows.

  • Ayeshah Haque, a midwife and researcher, for a proposal to leverage community-based health-care providers to reduce ER visits.
  • Kristina Kokorelias, a senior academic program coordinator and associate scientist, along with co-author Ashley Flanagan, a health research and

Ten good items that occurred this 7 days

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1. RPN Seanice Dennis reflects on her occupation journey

St. Joseph’s Registered Functional Nurse Seanice Dennis shared her story in a Powering The Mask feature. Dennis spoke about her upbringing, her loved ones and her career journey. She also reflected on racism and microaggressions she’s seasoned in the workplace. “I take pleasure in currently being the initial Black RPN in our division but acquiring to this point hasn’t been easy,” she mentioned. “Throughout my occupation as an RPN, I’ve been referred to as a monkey, the N-term. I’ve experienced people accuse me of not currently being Black or ask me what bleaching cream I use since I have a fairer complexion.” Dennis’ story demonstrates us that there is nevertheless a lot of get the job done to be done to dismantle anti-Black racism.

2. How the St. Michael’s Unexpected emergency Office prepares for an external disaster

We took readers guiding the scenes of a Code Orange simulation at St. Michael’s Hospital. A Code Orange is the healthcare facility-broad notify for an exterior unexpected emergency, resulting in mass injuries and casualties. The St. Michael’s Trauma Plan executed a Code Orange simulation to evaluate and strengthen the hospital’s preparedness for when a serious-daily life external crisis takes area. The workout simulated an additional 24 people being brought to the Emergency Department, and tested how frontline personnel would triage people and make room in the unit. “We ought to follow these exercises frequently to remain on leading of our match,” claimed Unexpected emergency Health practitioner and Trauma Staff Leader Dr. Rachel Poley.

3. Providence Healthcare employees acknowledged with Our Shared Values Awards

We celebrated the recipients of

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