Addressing Rural Health Needs - This paper reviews literature in Canada and abroad and finds six key elements for effective rural health population program planning and delivery.
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.
Case Study: Canadian Mental Health Association, Middlesex Branch - In February 2014, following a two-year process, three organizations — Search Community Mental Health Services, CMHA London-Middlesex, and WOTCH Community Mental Health Services — officially amalgamated into a new corporation under the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) banner: CMHA Middlesex.
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.
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.
Gains and Growing Pains in the Multi-Service Sector - 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.
Integrated Comprehensive Care – Bundled Care Pilot Project - Describes the successes and challenges of a pilot project to directly link St. Joseph's hospital care with home care.
Local Health Hubs for Rural and Northern Communities – Discussion Highlights - Highlights of discussion at May 9-10 2013 workshop on the OHA paper on Local Health Hubs for Rural and Northern Communities, including recommendations for substantial community engagement and equitable involvement of all partners in the development and management of any such hubs .
Networking for rural health - This monograph presents five case studies of rural networks in the United States that used the resources provided by the Networking for Rural Health project to plan and implement activities to meet community needs.
Quebec Mental Health Services Networks: Models and Implementation - Following an explanation of the concept of integrated service network and a description of the Quebec context for mental health networks, the models, applicable in all settings: rural, urban or semi-urban, and metropolitan, and summarized in four figures, are presented.