Webinar highlights from previous years
At the 2016 IAP2 Core Values Awards, health care dominated the honours. Canada's Organization of the Year was the British Columbia Ministry of Health, for its "Patients as Partners" program. This involved a shift in thinking from doctors as "experts" and patients as "consumers" and giving patients more of a voice when it came to their care.
In the USA, the city of Hillsboro, Oregon, just west of Portland, won the award, for engaging the public in creating a vision for the city over the next 20 years and charting a course to get there. The city is growing rapidly and the demographics are changing, so it was necessary to plan with questions in mind, such as "How is the growth managed?" and "How do we welcome newcomers from different ethnic and social backgrounds?"
Also on the webinar: the winners of the USA Research Project of the Year. The Jefferson Center and the Maxwell School at Syracuse University teamed up with "Clearing the Error", another health-care-themed project. To that point, some 10% of diagnoses were found to be incorrect, inaccurate and/or improperly communicated to the patients, so this project aimed to find the reasons for that and help patients and medical facilities and practitioners to work together to improve that rate.
From May 2012, Anne Harding discusses the way the IAP2 Core Values figure in setting up partnerships between sectors. It's about working together towards a common goal.