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 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.
Business Plan for the Temiskaming Health Link, one of the early adopter Health Links, with the Centre de santé communautaire du Témiscaming as its lead agency.
A draft discussion paper prepared by the Association of Ontario Health Centres to stimulate thinking on a revitalized primary health care system for Ontario.
This article looks at the successes and challenges of a number of rural and urban multi-service agencies in the community health sector and the integration processes that created them.
This paper presents the results of a participatory action project on the health, opinions and needs of youth in the rural area of southwest Norfolk. Teenagers there had been found to have substantilly higher rates of smoking and underage drinking compared to Ontario youth in general, were prone to risky behaviours and were the at high risk for suicide. The paper demonstrates the value of community engagement and asset identification in addressing rural health and social issues.
Powerpoint presentation describing the advantages of a “Full Service Organization” such as the Espinola Regional Hospital and Health Centre, which includes a family health team, long-term care, seniors independent and assisted living apartments, CCAC offices, specialists, a sleep lab and Telemedicine.
Newsletters from Community Health Ontario’s Healthy Community Collaborations project which provide information about CHO member integration activities during the period of the project.
Report on the collaboration efforts of two Ottawa-based coalitions from different sectors, the Community Health and Resource Centres Coalition of Ottawa and the Ottawa Community Support Coalition.
This research-based position paper provides recommendations to effectively link mental health and addiction services with the rest of the health system, in particular primary care.