Best Practice Spotlight Organization Designation

The Guelph Family Health Team was selected as a BPSO designate organization in 2021.

Strategic focus for the 2021-2023 Designate period includes the following 2 RNAO Best Practice Guidelines:

      • Person and Family Centered Care
      • Embracing Cultural Diversity in Health Care: Developing Cultural Competence

Becoming a Best Practice Spotlight Organization

In 2003, the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) began the Best Practice Spotlight Organization (BPSO) and is now represented in over 700 health care and academic institutions globally.

Following the process of application and proposal in 2017, the Guelph Family Health Team was selected as a BPSO pre-designate organization. Beginning in April 2018, this three-year pre-designate period is an opportunity to demonstrate the excellent work our staff are doing as well as strengthen our knowledge, skill and commitment to providing evidence-based care to our patients. Following successful implementation and evaluation of five Best Practice Guidelines (BPGs) as well as participating in other opportunities, the Guelph Family Health Team will receive designation as a Best Practice Spotlight Organization. It will then be the responsibility and commitment of the Guelph Family Health Team to sustain practice change and our commitment to providing our patients evidence-based care.

Here is a breakdown of the 5 Best Practice Guidelines (BPGs) we are implementing:
1) Reducing Foot Complications for People with Diabetes
2) Preventing Falls and Reducing Injury from Falls
3) Assessment and Interventions for Perinatal Depression
4) Engaging Clients Who Use Substances
5) Integrating Tobacco Interventions into Daily Practice


The Guelph Family Health Team presented a BPSO pre-designate poster at the 2018 AFHTO Conference.


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