Vision and Safety “Huddle Talk” Activity
Huddle talks are becoming a popular way to engage others to raise awareness and spark conversations in a very quick way. This awareness activity is designed to provide staff and/or patients and families visual awareness on the impacts that vision has on the risk of falls and then engage in discussions on how to foster safe environments, especially as it relates to those with vision impairment. It consists of three posters that can be used to evoke thought and discussion. You can also display the posters in your area for additional awareness building.
Gather a group of staff and/or others in your area together and share the attached posters. Ask what things in your environment can be adjusted for safety
Organization/Sponsor Contact: Saskatchewan Health Authority, Daphne Kemp (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Type of Activity: Awareness Building
Target Audience: Health Care Workers, clients, patients, residents and families in the health care setting
Sector: Community, long-term care, acute care, and various sectors
Costs: Cost for local printing. Contact Daphne.Kemp@saskhealthauthority.ca
Timeline for Activity: 10-15 minutes per Huddle Talk
Poster 1: Provides a visual illustration of the vision loss associated with dense cataract impairment.
Poster 2: Provides a visual illustration of the vision loss associated with diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration.
Poster 3: Provides tips on creating safer environments for those with vision impairment.
Running this activity in a virtual setting:
Host a Webinar
- You can host, schedule and record meetings with tools like Zoom and Google Meet which people can access from various devices. These tools also allow you to share your screen and have a real-time group chat with your attendees.
- Invite people to the webinar. Set up an event on Eventbrite and promote it through email and social media posts on platforms like Facebook or LinkedIn.
- Once people register for your event, you can send them a link to any materials they may need prior to it through email.
Promote This Activity Online
You can share and promote an activity through social media posts and/or email. Social stories (Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Snapchat, etc.) are also a great way to share videos, visuals, polls, etc.
- If you’re sharing a social media post to promote your activity, follow best practices like using shorter captions, quality images, hashtags and a clear call-to-action.
- If you’re emailing to promote your activity, make sure your email is thorough on what the activity is about and how people can register for it. You can use free tools like Canva to customize its design.