Health/Social Services

Health Links: the Impact of Care Coordination for Patients with Complex Needs on Hospital Utilization

Contents

I Introduction
II Overview
III Methods
IV Results
V Discussion and Conclusion
VI Resources

--Submitted by Meghan O’Leary, MSc, Manager of Primary Health Care and Lead for Salmon River Health Link, Kingston Community Health Centres, and Laurissa Watson, MPH, Research Assistant, Kingston Community Health Centres

I Introduction

Refugee Health Cuts: The Context, The Current Coverage, and The Call to Action

Contents

I Introduction
II The context
III The current coverage
IV The call to action
V Resources

--Submitted by Ritika Goel

I Introduction

What happens when a government decides that instead of protecting and providing for the most marginalized people in the society, it will instead attack and deny services to them? The 2012 cuts to the refugee health program in Canada have been an exercise in determining exactly that.

Developing smoke-free hospitals in Ontario: A Documentation of Practice (DoP) study

Contents

I Introduction
II The Project and Methods
III Results
IV Conclusions
V References
VI Resources

Submitted by Laura McCammon Tripp and Irene Lambraki, Propel Centre for Population Health Impact, University of Waterloo, and Steven Savvaidis, The Program Training and Consultation Centre

Empathy, dignity, and respect: The importance of cultural competency for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people

Contents

I Introduction
II Why cultural competency is needed
III Developing cultural competency
IV Concluding comments
V Recommended resources

Criminalization of HIV Non-disclosure: Imagining a Public Health Response

Contents

I Introduction
II Overview
III The workshop
III The workshop
IV Findings
V Key Concerns
VI Recommendations for Future Action
VII Conclusions
VIII Resources

Our journey with Evidence-Informed Practice (EIP) in a Community Health Centre context: building a culture of reflection and collaboration

Contents

I Summary
II EIP: is it a phase?
III EIP Tools: Reflective questions we can’t afford to miss
IV EIP Procedures: Making it work within busy schedules
V EIP Help: Formal champions are essential to building a culture of EIP
VI EIP Impacts: Diverse perspectives on the value of advancing EIP
VII Conclusion: Anticipating the next phase of EIP @ Unison
VIII Resources

A Framework for Integrating Internationally Educated Nurses into the Health Care Workforce and Winning the Green Health Care Game: Two Articles from the OHA

[Ed: This week’s feature includes two short features coordinated by the Ontario Hospital Association, one about Green Health Care Awards and one about internationally trained nurses.]

One: A Framework for Integrating Internationally Educated Nurses into the Health Care Workforce

Contents

I Introduction
II Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs)
III Ontario Hospital Association workshops
IV Conclusion
V Resources

Planning and Integration Specialist, South West Local Health Integration Network

London, Ontario
Deadline August 9, 2012

The South West Local Health Integration Network  (LHIN), is one of 14 local organizations that have been created in Ontario to plan, coordinate and fund local health services, including hospitals, community care access centres (CCACs), long-term care homes, community health centres (CHCs), community support service agencies, and mental health and addictions agencies. The office of the South West LHIN is located in London, Ontario.

Eliminating barriers to dental hygiene – A community health centre’s effort to provide free, accessible oral health care

Submitted by Heather McLeod, Windsor Essex Community Health Centre

I Introduction

II RNAO Best Practice Guideline and WECHC Street Health Program

III Community Partnerships

IV Conclusion


I Introduction

Online Resources Related to Feature 740

TC LHIN Health Equity section of the website includes reports and publications related to its health equity initiatives including the Equity Action Plan and Hospital Health Equity Plans: http://www.torontocentrallhin.on.ca/Page.aspx?id=4396&ekmensel=e2f22c9a_....

The Wellesley Institute engages in research, policy and community mobilization to advance population health. News, policy information, research and resources are available at http://wellesleyinstitute.com/.

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