September 13, 2021

Kwame McKenzie introduces a full issue of Healthcare Papers on Mental Health & Equity

The population-level burden of mental disorders is 1.5 times that of all cancers, and they cost the Canadian economy over $50 billion annually...A health equity approach in mental health is more likely to be effective if it uses an intersectoral approach as opposed to a health services approach... This group of articles presents a selection of reports of strategies that work to decrease mental health inequities for IRER groups. They reflect the growing depth of knowledge on targeted service improvement.  Full Introduction

Longwoods Radio

Building Post Pandemic Resilience in Health. Nurses’ Perspective: Episode 1 with Dr. Anne Snowdon

Conversations with health leaders and researchers hosted by Dr. Kathleen MacMillan. Episode 1 featuring Dr. Anne Snowdon, professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the Odette School of Business, University of Windsor and the Scientific Director and CEO of the Supply Chain Advancement in Health Network of Centres of Excellence (NCE). 

Listen to the Podcasts here.



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The unequal social and economic burden of the COVID-19 pandemic is evident in racialized and low-income communities across Canada. Importantly, social inequities have not been adequately addressed and current public policies are not reflective of the needs of diverse populations. Public participation in decision-making is crucial and there is, therefore, a pressing need to increase diversity of representation in patient partnerships in order to prevent the further exclusion of socially marginali [...]



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