Jodeme Goldhar

MHSc (University of Toronto)
MSW (Yeshiva University, New York City)
RSW
BSW
BA

Professional Interests

Jodeme has held clinical and strategic leadership positions in healthcare for over twenty years. She joined the Toronto Central CCAC’s leadership team in 2010 as the Lead for Health System Integration for Complex Populations and Primary Care. Today Jodeme serves as the Executive Lead of Strategy and Innovation for the Change Foundation.

Jodeme has positively impacted the care delivery, experience and outcomes for some of the most complex need populations who live at home and in their communities. The impact of her involvement in driving integration has informed new models of care, influenced policy and is sought to inform care delivery in other countries. She is adept at leading complex change in complex adaptive systems and shares her thought leadership across North America and beyond.

With a focus on leading integrated care, the Toronto Central CCAC has been recognized by the Minister of Health and Long Term Care with the 2013 Minister’s Medal Honour Roll for Excellence in Health Quality and Safety for Integrated Care for Older Adults, and the 2014 Minister’s Medal for the Integrated Palliative Care program and the Canadian Home Care Association as the 2014 National High Impact Practice.

Jodeme has been recognized by Patient Commando as one of the Ten Canadian Woman Transforming Health Care. She is President, Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME), Society of Graduates and Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Toronto, as well as Principal and Co Principal Investigator for a number of research projects focused on integrated care in partnership with the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, York University, BRIDGES and the University of Toronto.

Impact

Jodeme holds Masters Degrees in both Social Work and Health Science in Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and is a graduate of the Advanced Health Leadership Program from the Rotman School of Management. Jodeme is currently a Principal Investigator for two research projects focused on integrated care:

  1. Study entitled ‘Exploring Pathways of Integration: A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of Toronto Central CCAC’s Integrated Care for Complex Populations (ICCP) for Older Adults’ with The Evaluation Centre for Complex Health Interventions at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael’s Hospital. This study aims to answer the key question ‘How is integrated care working to improve the client’s health outcome?’ by examining how ICCP is implemented and the connection to client and system outcomes;
  2. Study entitled ‘Relational Patterns in Healthcare Integration’ with York University, which aims to enhance our understanding of the relationships and interactions that take place at the micro-level in the delivery of integrated care, and to explore if and how learning and knowledge exchange processes unfold, as teams interact in the wider healthcare system in which they are embedded.

She is also Co-Principal Investigator on two BRIDGES-funded projects:

  1. Study entitled ‘Bridging Care for Frail Older Adults: A Study Examining an Integrated Home-based Primary Care Model in Toronto’ based at Mt. Sinai Hospital. This study seeks to garner data on the perspectives and experiences of relevant stakeholders delivering and receiving integrated home-based primary care services on the facilitators and barriers of the integrated home-based primary model of care.
  2. Study entitled ‘Evaluation of the Integrated Community Care Team (ICCT)’ based at the Baycrest Centre. This study is an early phase evaluation of the ICCT model as it provides integrated care for frail, high-risk older adults who are cared for by a ‘solo’ physician or do not have a primary care physician in order to monitor progress, identify barriers to implementation, and measure benefits.

Awards

  • Leading Practice, Integrated Care for Complex Populations, Accreditation Canada, 2014
  • Minister’s Medal Honouring Excellence in Health Quality and Safety, for Integrated Care for Complex Populations, 2013
  • Most Valuable Employee recipient, Toronto Central CCAC, 2013
  • Best Practice Spotlight, High Impact Practice for “Integrated Care for Complex Populations – Older Adults” Canadian Home Care Association, 2013
  • Team Award for Excellence for “Integrated Care for Complex Populations – Older Adults” Ontario Association of Community Care Access Centres, 2013
  • The Chair’s Proud Partners Award to the Toronto Central CCAC, Baycrest Health Sciences, 2013
  • Best Poster Award for “Advancing an Integrated System of Care – Integrated Client Care for Older Adults with Complex Needs” Accelerating Primary Care Conference – 2012

IHPME Roles

  • President – The Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Society of Graduates
  • Co-Chair – Alumni, Communications and Advancement Working Group to support The Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation’s transition into the Dalla Lana School of Public Health
  • Tutor – Canada’s Health System and Health Policy, The Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation

Publications

Additional Recent Publications

Last 10 years

Jenna Evans, Stacey Daub, Jodeme Goldhar, Anne Wojtak and Dipti Purbhoo. Leading Integrated Health and Social Care Systems:  Perspectives from Research and Practice. Healthcare Quarterly Vol. 18 No. 4  2016.

Dhalla, I. Ellison, P. Goldhar, J. Sinha, S. (2014) Integrated Client Care for Frail Older Adults in the Community: Preliminary Report on a System-Wide Approach. Healthcare Quarterly, E-Journal. Publish approval received. (Publication in Fall 2014 Issue)

Goldhar, J, Adie, C. Webb, N. Harrison, L. (2003) The Baycrest SARS Experience: The Human Side.  Australian Health Revue; 26 (3): 14-18

David, P. Taffler, M. Goldhar, J. (May 2004) Training the Trainer: A Comprehensive Approach to working with Healthcare Professionals Caring for Aging Holocaust Survivors. If Not Now, E-Journal.