Research Flash

Can Community Health Centres take on social conditions that impact health?

January 16, 2015

A summary of a paper that explores the potential of a category of community health centre program called ‘community initiatives’ to address the root causes of illness.

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A new way to look at neighbourhoods and health

December 9, 2014

Developing new methods to explore the complexity of interactions between neighbourhoods and health.

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How health care providers can help address the health consequences of homelessness

December 2, 2014

Social policies and structural factors are generating housing instability and homelessness in Canada, which has serious implications for health. As a result, health care providers treat many people dealing with homelessness.

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What happens when police and mental health workers respond together to mental health crises?

October 16, 2014

A lack of mental health resources in the community means that police officers in jurisdictions including in Canada and the US are often called to respond to mental health emergencies…

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What helps women negotiate the transition from prison to the community?

September 22, 2014

Women identified several factors with the potential to improve the transition from prison to the community…

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People experiencing homelessness and using mental health services describe what helps (and what doesn’t)

May 26, 2014

Researchers with lived experience of homelessness and/or mental health problems analyzed interviews with people experiencing both homelessness and mental health problems in Moncton, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver.

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How do we address language barriers between patients and primary care physicians?

March 20, 2014

Quality of care can be seriously compromised when primary care physicians and patients can’t communicate in the same language…

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The majority of Ontario residents think poverty—and privilege—are contributing to ill health

March 3, 2014

We are exploring what Ontario residents think about income inequality and health.

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Do gender equality policies contribute to women’s health?

February 24, 2014

Women suffer more than men from non-fatal, physical and mental health problems, and are generally expected to live fewer years in good health…

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What is a good way to include people who use services in service planning?

January 20, 2014

Summary of paper: Meaningful inclusion of consumers in research and service delivery.

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Among people facing homelessness, a small group has a very high number of encounters with the health care system

December 16, 2013

We looked at health records from 2004/5 – 2009 for 1,165 adults using homeless shelters and meal programs in Toronto to assess patterns of health care use.

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