Scarborough’s Palliative Care Community Team

This presentation highlights the Palliative Care Community Team, an interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals that provide clinical and non-clinical community-based care to palliative and end-of-life patients. This collaboration of seven cross-sectoral organizations focuses on opportunities to create a broader, comprehensive, seamless service model for Scarborough residents to 24/7 quality palliative care through a variety of program services and supports.

Case Study: The North Simcoe Muskoka Community Support Services Collaborative

The NSM CSS Collaborative is a group of agencies who provide community support services in the NSM LHIN region. These agencies all receive LHIN funding as well as funding from other sources. The agencies provide a wide range of services to adults with ongoing community needs. Services include meals, transportation, disability assistance, supportive housing and more. Agencies range from small to large and some are provincial or national.

Women’s Health Circles Handbook

OWHN developed Women’s Health Circles– group meetings that offer women space to discuss a particular health topic and explore the social determinants of health which can be peer facilitated by Inclusion Researchers.

Inclusion Research Handbook

Inclusion Research unites the framework of Inclusion (developed by Health Nexus) with the experience of listening to women (gained by OWHN through conducting focus groups), and the methodology of training people who are homeless as researchers (pioneered by AMRP). It is a valuable methodology to explore a diverse range of issues experienced by people who have experienced marginalization.

The PATH Project and Northumberland PATH

In Northumberland PATH, patients and caregivers partner with providers across the community and system to co-design changes to improve healthcare transitions and experiences. A first for Ontario, the project shifts who and what drives healthcare change, and tests the difference it delivers.