Canada/PAHO BPB Projects 2006-2007 In terms of outcomes, Statistics Canada confirmed the availability of the CHMS household and clinic questionnaires with data flow, as well as clinic protocols and manuals for each of the health measures to St. Lucia if they would like them. St. Lucia also received the full oral health package with the dentist training and survey manual as well as the manual for spirometry. Consensus was also reached that the oral health component on its own or the full CHMS could be undertaken in St. Lucia with some modifications. With a view to fostering further discussion at home, the St. Lucian delegation drafted a St. Lucia Health Measures Survey Discussion Summary at the meeting with input from Health Canada. The document focuses on which health measures should be included; specific Agencies that could be key players and/or partners in the development of the survey; global issues for consideration such as: a Steering Committee; Survey Design; Funding possibilities; Policy Issues; Information Technology; Human Resources; Physical Measures; Blood and Urine; Oral Health; Anthropometric measurements; Spirometry; Blood pressure. Based on the analysis undertaken for this feasibility study and in discussion with officials from St. Lucia, the following represents the overall findings of this feasibility study: The Oral Health Component of the CHMS could easily be adopted as stand alone discreet health measures tool in St. Lucia; The full CHMS in general meets the health information needs of St. Lucia. The CHMS has complex data linkages and significant logistical challenges, however, with tailoring of some measurement tools, logistics and approaches, the CHMS model could form the basis of a health measures survey in St. Lucia. 25
Canada/PAHO BPB Projects 2006-2007 TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO Strengthen the Governance Function of the Health Services Accreditation Programme: July 2006 to May 2007 The intent of the cooperation between the Ministry of Health in Trinidad and Tobago , and the Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation (CCHSA ) was to: strengthen the governance function of health services accreditation programme in Trinidad and Tobago (TRT) by establishing the Health Services Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago; conduct surveyor and accreditation coordinator training; and explore the feasibility of a formal partnership between TRT and the Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation (CCHSA) to support the implementation of the TRT Health Services Accreditation Programme. Accreditation is widely regarded as an effective, internationally recognized evaluation process used by many countries worldwide to assess and improve the quality in health care. It is an educational process that benefits staff, improves communication and collaboration, and provides a health facility with access to valuable advice from other health care professionals. By participating in accreditation, health facilities demonstrate to clients, communities, stakeholders and partners, their commitment to quality.
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