Video: 2012 CPHA-Amgen Award for Innovation in Family Health
OTTAWA, June 13, 2012 /CNW/ - When the Saskatoon Health Region launched
the Primary Health Bus in August 2008, their goal was to provide
quality health care to underserved areas of the community. Now in its
fourth year, the Primary Health Bus receives accolades for its novel
approach to healthcare, and has just been announced as the winner of
the 2012 CPHA-Amgen Award for Innovation in Family Health.
"Providing family and community healthcare when and where our residents
need it is the driving force behind the Primary Health Bus," said Vikki
Smart, Senior Manager of Primary Health, Saskatoon Health Region
Primary Health Bus. "We believe that providing accessible healthcare
will improve the overall health of our community and are honoured to be
recognized by CPHA and Amgen Canada for our initiatives."
The Primary Health Bus received this award for their inter-professional,
friendly and approachable delivery of health care services to
underserved communities. Visiting seven different locations in
Saskatoon's core neighbourhoods, the Health Bus is committed to
promoting the health and well-being of the community.
"Initiating and adopting innovative practices in family health is
critical to the well-being of our communities," said Debra Lynkowski,
CEO of CPHA. "The Saskatoon Health Region Primary Health Bus delivers
unique family health initiatives which contribute to the health and
well-being of many members of the Saskatoon community."
"Amgen recognizes the importance of timely access to quality health care
and the impact family health can have on the vibrancy of the
community," said Geoff Sprang, Director, Value & Access, Amgen Canada
Inc. "We applaud the Saskatoon Health Region Primary Health Bus for
their outstanding contributions to family health."
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SOURCE Canadian Public Health Association
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