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2017 CIPHI Alexander Officer Award
This is my site Published December 5, 2017 – 9:29 am

Hello Members,

2017 CIPHI Alexander Officer Award

Ian Harrison accepting the award on behalf of the group from Kari Engele-Carter, SK Branch Member and National President Elect at the AEC Awards Luncheon in Richmond BC on November 8, 2017.

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Saskatchewan Environmental Health Inspection Program Task Group on being this years’ recipients of the CIPHI Alexander Officer Award! This award is issued to an organization or agency for outstanding and meritorious achievements in the field of public or environmental health.

I would like to congratulate on behalf of the Branch: Mr. Kim Krett, Saskatoon Health Region; Ms. Verna Law, Sunrise Health Region; Ms. Nicole White, Northern Saskatchewan Population Health Unit; Mr. Jim Webster, Heartland Health Region; Mr. Ian Harrison, Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region; and Mr. Wayne Johnson, Saskatchewan Ministry of Health and Former members including Mr. Travis Philipation, Five Hills Health Region; Ms. Leslie Rea, Saskatoon Health Region; and Ms. Kristen Waroma, Sun Country Health Region.

A copy of the nomination is below.

Please accept this nomination of the Saskatchewan Environmental Health Inspection Program Task Group for the Alexander Officer Award.

The Saskatchewan Environmental Health Inspection Program (SEHIP) Task Group was formed in 2013 to assist the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health in developing the foundation for the transition from paper based to electronic based inspections. Their tasks included the development of risk assessments for various facilities, a complete overhaul of the inspection forms used by public health inspectors in Saskatchewan, a reclassification of all facility types used in the province, and the creation of rules to govern the use of the system. Two years of work culminated in the successful launch of the SEHIP system in late March of 2015 coupled with a redesigned inspection disclosure website, and a recent roll out of an update this past September.

The task group has become an essential feature in the governance of the system as all proposed changes are vetted by the group to ensure that any changes made help both the inspector and the public at large. Members of the group have also be key in testing the system to ensure that any issues or bugs have been ironed out before provincial roll out. The group’s collective knowledge in Environmental Public Health, as well as their specialized knowledge in information technology has helped transition Saskatchewan Environmental Public Health Professionals to the digital age.

The group is comprised of members from different autonomous health regions who each have different processes and thoughts. By bringing these different perspective to the table a consensus was achieved to ensure that the new electronic system would be a benefit for everyone directly affected in Saskatchewan.

Members of this group include Mr. Wayne Johnson, Ministry of Health; Mr. Kim Krett, Saskatoon Health Region; Ms. Verna Law, Sunrise Health Region; Ms. Nicole White, Northern Saskatchewan Population Health Unit; Mr. Jim Webster, Heartland Health Region; and Mr. Ian Harrison, Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region. Former members include Mr. Travis Philipation, Five Hills Health Region; Ms. Leslie Rea, Saskatoon Health Region; and Ms. Kristen Waroma, Sun Country Health Region.

 

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