On February 17, 2022 we held a skill building session to learn all about team huddles and how to use them! Our panelists got into the nitty-gritty of what a huddle is, its broad application and value, and some related challenges and lessons learned.
- Learn about the concept of a huddle and its broad application.
- Relate your experience(s) with team-based care to others working in primary and community care teams across BC.
- Identify opportunities for strengthening team-based care at your local sites.
Sandra Bodenhamer is the Director of RISE Community Health Centre (CHC). She strives to stay true to the values of RISE (Resilient Integrative Socially just and Equitable) in life and in work. Sandra has a clinical background as a registered dietitian, with a special interest in evaluation and community engagement. Her first experience in community health was as a volunteer dietitian at a non-profit society in Belize in 2005. Between 2006-2013, she entered the world of CHCs as a primary care dietitian and a coordinator for health promotion programs at Vancouver Native Health Society. After pausing to complete her Masters of Public Health, she worked as the coordinator of Vancouver Coastal Health’s Healthiest Babies Possible program for pregnant and new parents from 2016-2019.
In 2019, Sandra couldn’t resist the opportunity to return to the non-profit sector to work with Collingwood Neighbourhood House to develop a new CHC in her community. Sandra has experienced tremendous learning since she first became involved in the planning stages, through to opening and early implementation of RISE Community Health Centre.
Her journey from a front-line clinical staff, to the Director of a new CHC, working in both the health authority and non-profits, and working with a variety of populations facing challenging life circumstances has given Sandra a unique and diverse perspective. She is a member of the BC Association of Community Health Centre’s Board of Directors, where she continues to advocate for holistic community care, funding sustainability supported by a concrete evaluation strategy, and to highlight the role of allied health providers in CHCs.
Sean has practiced rural medicine for the past 25 years. He is a student of quality improvement and systems thinking and has been fortunate to be involved in many projects and programs over the years. He is passionate about primary care and its critical role in equitable, integrated health service delivery.
Sean and his wife Nicole recently transitioned to part-time clinical practice and moved from Vanderhoof to Coldstream. They’re blessed to be healthy and active, and enjoy a multitude of recreational and outdoor activities. They miss their three kids who are off enjoying their secondary school experiences.
Morgan Price (he/him) (MD, PhD, CCFP, FCFP) is thankful to usually be on the shared lands of the Lekwungen Peoples. He gets to work with the whole ISU team across many of the workstreams. He is the director of ISU, associate-head of the department of Family Practice (DoFP), an Associate Professor at UBC and affiliate faculty at UVic Division of Medical Sciences, Computer Science, and Health Information Science. He is a family physician and practices in a Community Health Centre where he provides team-based care to underserved populations in the inner-city in Victoria. His research is in health systems change and clinical information system design and adoption.