Bachelor of Science, Honours in Kinesiology and Health Studies,
"Peer Health Educator at Queen's University; volunteer at Kingston General Hospital; physical activity and healthy lifestyle promotion."
"My interests are all over the map as I am passionate about many avenues. Child and family health are always intriguing, and I find myself constantly discovering new categories within this field. Communicable disease prevention, on the other hand, is a field that I find interesting, innovative, and challenging."
|Practicum location:||KFL&A Public Health Unit - Family Health Team|
|Practicum project title:||Evaluation of the implementation of the enhanced 18-month well-baby assessment through a determinant of health lens.|
|Potential career interests and/or interest in continuing education:||
KFL&A Public Health Unit to continue working within the Family Health Team, or as a public health promoter. I am also very interested in working within a Kingston hospital. Continuing my education will likely occur after a few years of gaining experience in the workforce.
The project that Veronia is involved in at Kingston, Frontenac, and Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health aims to determine the proportion of 18-month well baby visits completed in 2010 and 2011 in the region’s Family Health Teams. The 18-month well-baby visit is the last routine visit for children prior to school entry in a series of scheduled visits with primary care. In conjunction with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, new fee codes were introduced in October 2009 as an incentive to primary care physicians for conducting an enhanced well-baby visit at 18-months. This project is meant to describe the pattern of use of this billing code or equivalent codes (for nurse practitioners) between January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2011. Data relating to primary healthcare provider type, patient socioeconomic status, and distance to healthcare provider will be collected and examined for eligible infants in the KFL&A regions via electronic medical records. With this data, Veronica will examine if the 18-month well baby visits vary according to socioeconomic status and/or geographic distance to the infant’s primary care provider in audits of the Family Health Teams. Upon completion of the audits, she will deliver individualized reports to each Family Health Team and an overall evaluation report for Public Health that will be inclusive of all the data collected from Family Health Teams.