On May 9, Quaich President Patsy Beattie-Huggan facilitated a one-day workshop for Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) staff on the Circle of Health. The goal of the workshop was to better understand the Circle of Health and to explore how VAC might use it as a planning framework/tool for the population health approach that the Policy and Research Division are advocating in programs, services, strategies, performance measurement and research.
During this workshop, the Circle of Health framework was applied to a priority policy issue, the provision of services for Veterans with high needs with consideration given to risk screening and assessment. The session was attended by 15 staff members and received positive evaluations. Discussions are underway regarding the possibility of additional workshops with VAC staff in future.