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.

Adolescent Health in Rural Southwest Norfolk County: A Social Phenomenon

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.

Espinola Regional Hospital and Health Centre

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.