Promising Practices for Retaining the Healthcare Workforce in Northern, Rural, and Remote Communities

Healthcare Excellence Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), has identified several promising practices and synthesized them into summaries. These short summaries were co-developed with healthcare providers and organizations to help raise the profile of promising practices and generate discussion about how similar approaches could be adapted and applied elsewhere. The article below contains summaries on the topics of:

  • How communities are implementing promising practices to increase retention of their health workforce
  • Key success factors for embedding community, staff, and Indigenous partnerships into retention approaches
  • Practices that promote improved work-life balance and wellness
  • Strategies that healthcare leaders are using to engage staff to develop solutions