What is the Best Practice Champions Network?
Established in 2002, this network, made up of thousands of nurses and other health-care professionals who are passionate about evidence-based practice and improving care in their organization, continues to grow and thrive.
Network members, appropriately named “Best Practice Champions” participate in a one-day orientation workshop, designed to provide them with numerous tools and strategies to champion the implementation of nursing best practice guidelines in their organization.
Following the workshop, Champions have access to a variety of resources and supports including:
- Social networking
- Regular knowledge sharing teleconferences and webinars
- Additional workshops and seminars on relevant topics
- Funding opportunities to support further education and networking
Specialized Champion programs offer a one-day orientation session that provides an overview of the process for implementing evidence-based practices, along with strategies to assist with specific clinical areas of practice. These include: Smoking Cessation, Mental Health and Addictions and Long-Term Care. All Champions, including specialized Champions, are part of the Best Practice Champions Network® and can access Network events and resources.
Funded by the Government of Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, all activities associated with the Best Practice Champions Network® are offered free of charge to nurses living and/or working in Ontario.
Become a Champion
The first step in becoming a Champion is to attend a Best Practice Champion Orientation workshop!