Transforming Ontario's Health Care System

2013 Minister's Medal Winners

Team Recipient : The Supports for Daily Living Program [PDF]

The Supports for Daily Living (SDL) is one of the major programs that pioneered the concept of Home First through implementation of their program and laid the foundation for building community capacity in the Community Support Services (CSS) sector to accept high risk seniors directly from hospital, and/or help seniors to live independently with supports in the community thus avoiding Long-Term Care (LTC) placement. The program has increased local collaboration between the hospital and community service sectors, influenced revisions to the provincial assisted living policy, and spawned like initiatives across the province.

The Supports for Daily Living Program

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Individual Champion Recipient : Dr. Nathalie Fleming, Young Parent Outreach Centre [PDF]

The Ottawa Hospital's outreach clinic for pregnant teens and adolescent mothers brings medical care and ongoing follow-up to the patients who need it most. This one of a kind multidisciplinary Canadian program is based, not at a hospital, but at an inner-city refuge where adolescent mothers and mothers-to-be gather. The hospital's medical team works alongside partner agencies that provide parenting classes, a satellite high school, and a shelter for pregnant teens that need a safe place to stay. The clinic facilitates timely and more ready access to medical care during the crucial first months of pregnancy.

Dr. Nathalie Fleming and the Young Parent Outreach Centre

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2013 Honour Roll Applicants

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