Access to culturally appropriate care for physical and mental health
June 23, 2015 | Areej Al-Hamad and Laurel O'Gorman
A new briefing note released by Northern Policy Institute identifies access to culturally appropriate health care services as the top health policy priority for the people of Northern Ontario. The briefing note, Northern Ontario Health Care Priorities: Access to Culturally Appropriate Care for Physical and Mental Health, prepared by Areej Al-Hamad and Laurel O’Gorman of the School of Rural and Northern Health at Laurentian University, addresses the top priorities of Northern Ontario’s health policy agenda over the next three to five years.
According to Al-Hamad and O’Gorman, the current health care strategy of the province is a patient-centred approach focussing on improving individual’s health behaviours, improving access to family health care, and providing Ontarians with the ‘right care, at the right time, in the right place.’
The authors conclude that access to care and access to culturally sensitive care are the top priorities for the people living in Northern Ontario.
- You can reference the others in this series. So on the land page for HC priorities 3, you can link to one and 2.
- Chronic Disease Management as a Health Policy Priority for Northern Ontario: Are We Simply Stuck Spinning Our Wheels? – Christina McMillan Boyles, Zoe Elizabeth Higgins, Celisse Olivia Bibr, and Nabina Sharma
- Improving Health Outcomes in Indigenous Communities – Winter Lipscombe