Team Development for Primary Health Care Collaboration
Collaborative interdisciplinary teams working to full scope of practice are better for patients, families, communities, and providers. The Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness encourages the development, integration, and support of interdisciplinary teams. One strategy for supporting both new and established teams is through Building a Better Tomorrow Together (BBTT), a series of continuing education modules for health care providers.
BBTT is the new iteration of Building a Better Tomorrow (BBT), an Atlantic Canadian initiative than ran from 2003-2006. It was successful in creating leaders and champions for collaborative teamwork in primary health care. Building on that success, Nova Scotia invested in renewing the continuing education program for interdisciplinary team development. The revised program was informed by the evaluation of the initial BBT program, a survey of primary health care managers, competencies for interprofessional collaboration, and provincial cultural competency guidelines.
The following modules are available online for use of the BBTT course participants.The 2009 BBTT Redesign Framework outlines the concepts and content area to be explored. The concepts are broken down into modules, ten concepts and 13 modules; each module requiring 2.5 – 3 hours to cover the content. Each module includes a facilitator manual and slide deck for presentations and a participant manual. Facilitators will receive the manuals and tools when they complete the facilitator training program. The manuals are listed below for Participants to download.
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Page last updated 2011-09-12.