RNAO Indigenous Best Practice Spotlight Organization

CSC Chigamik CHC is pleased to be designated as the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario’s (RNAO) Indigenous Best Practices Spotlight Organization (BPSO).

The BPSO designation was launched as a key knowledge translation strategy in 2003 and is targeted to support best practice guideline (BPG) implementation, rapid learning and evidence-based practice sustainability at the individual, organizational and health system levels to optimize clinical and health outcomes. BPSOs have been established across Ontario and throughout the world, in all sectors. BPSO designation is an opportunity for health service and academic organizations to formally partner with RNAO over a three-year period (four for Ontario health teams) to achieve designation. Following this period, the partnership is renewed biennially, based on the achievement of required deliverables. The goal is to create evidence-based practice cultures through systematic implementation and evaluation of multiple RNAO clinical BPGs.

Chigamik is an Indigenous Focused Best Practice Spotlight Organization

Chigamik has a passion and commitment to providing the highest standard of care in our community. Our Indigenous programs and services are grounded in Traditional knowledge, combined with evidence-based practices and guidelines to ensure we are providing our clients with the best possible care. As part of our BPSO designation, we have introduced high-quality interventions and tools to better equip our CHC to support client care excellence. The two Best Practice Guidelines that we’ve implemented so far include screening tools and early intervention support resources for our Indigenous perinatal mental health program, along with smoking cessation support services for Indigenous clients. Our goal is to share our knowledge and expand our programs with other Indigenous organizations in our community.

For more information about the RNAO’s Best Practice Spotlight Organizations, click here.