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2016 Impact Summit - XIIth International Conference of the Community Indicators Consortium
GPS for Well-being: Navigating Data for Sustainable, Equitable Communities 
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Tuesday, September 27 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Making Measures Matter: The North Simcoe Health Link Experience

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Making Measures Matter: The North Simcoe Health Link Experience (Machan/Koval)  In many jurisdictions, there are efforts underway to more effectively work with the top 5% of health care users for the simple reason that two thirds of all health care expenditures are allocated to this sub population. In Ontario, Health Links accomplishes this primarily through case coordination and navigation, but is unique in using the Canadian Index of Wellbeing as a lens to better understand its patients so that more appropriate and effective approaches could be used to better meet the real needs of its clients, addressing things like poverty, food insecurity or extreme social isolation. By bringing into effect minimal strategies that address the patients real needs there has been a very significant impact in not just improved health, but reduced health care utlization rates and costs.

Moderator
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David Abraham

Sustainability Research, Rice University
Urban Sustainability. Performance Metrics. Community Metrics. Health and Well Being. Health Impact Assessments.

Speakers
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Tracy Koval

Clinical System Navigator/ Registered Nurse/ Certified Diabetes Educator, Health Link
Tracy was born in the small community of Midland, on gorgeous Southern Georgian Bay in Ontario. She was born into a family of three beautiful girls and was the better twin to her sister and still is. As a child, her Father spoke French to her thus initiating her French immersion public... Read More →
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Gary Machan

Policy and Stakeholder, Health and Wellbeing Lead, Association of Ontario Health Centres
Gary Machan is currently employed by the Association of Ontario Health Centres as a policy and stakeholder lead for community health and wellbeing, as well as serves on the Community Advisory Research Committee for the Canadian Index of Wellbeing. Through the course of his career... Read More →


Tuesday September 27, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am EDT
Vista 8th Fl

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