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Nursing and PSW Fellowships

VHA is proud to announce the launch of our new Champions of Change Interprofessional Fellowship Program for Nursing and PSW Staff. Designed and run by the Innovation, Quality, Best Practice, Research & Education team at VHA, this program provides point-of-care providers with an opportunity to work together to design and lead a quality improvement project related to VHA’s strategic priorities.

Through developing, implementing, and evaluating a Quality Improvement (QI) initiative, fellows will drive positive change within their clinical teams.

To learn more about the Champions of Change Interprofessional Fellowship Program, please contact VHA Research at researchhelp@vha.ca

Congratulations to our 2020-2021 Champions of Change Fellowship Recipients!

VHA is proud to announce the launch of our new Champions of Change Interprofessional Fellowship Program for Nursing and PSW Staff. Designed and run by the Innovation, Quality, Best Practice, Research & Education team at VHA, this program provides point-of-care providers with an opportunity to work together to design and lead a quality improvement project related to VHA’s strategic priorities.

Through developing, implementing, and evaluating a Quality Improvement (QI) initiative, fellows will drive positive change within their clinical teams.

Stay tuned for their projects!

Chrissy Froude

Chrissy Froude is a “Client Choice” Award Winning PSW that has worked at VHA for 6 years in the community working with the elderly and special needs clients. Chrissy also has a background in legal and medical administration. She is hoping to bring these skills to this project for the Champions of Change Fellowship program 2020. She is excited to design and implement a quality improvement initiative related to improving medication safety for VHA’s clients.   ​
2020
Fellowship

Safiullah Barat

Safiullah Barat has been a registered nurse with VHA since 2016. Currently, he is working with the palliative team and providing end of life (EOL) care in the homes over the past 2-3 years. Since being exposed to the palliative care team, he has enjoyed and loved working in the community. Safi loves working with individuals and families and working with the interdisciplinary team to help improve quality of life for individuals with life limiting/chronic illnesses. Given that providing EOL care requires the need for high risk medications, he was interested in joining the Champions of Change Fellowship program with an interest in improving medication safety in the community/home setting.
2020
Fellowship

Hana Asfaw

Hana Asfaw is a PSW at VHA and has been working for the organization for about 5 years. She is greatly enjoying working in the community. Before moving to Canada, Hana was working in business administration, and had worked in that field for 5 years. Now she is excited to take part in the Champions of Change Fellowship program.
2020
Fellowship