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March 21, 2013 Research Report Round-up: Brief mental health services for children and youth

Ontario’s child and youth mental health sector is made up of a fragmented array of services and supports. There is a need to address the problems of this patchwork of services as well as current service gaps, a growing need for services, and long wait lists.

March 21, 2013 Does low income mean reduced access to primary care?

A new audit study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) reveals that family doctors’ offices seem to discriminate against people of low socio-economic status, even though there is no economic incentive to do so under publicly-funded universal health insurance. Furthermore, physicians’ offices appear to give preference to people with chronic health conditions, according to the research led by Dr. Stephen Hwang of St. Michael’s Hospital, in Toronto.

March 21, 2013 Research bursary for junior investigators in psychosocial rehab

Psychosocial Rehabilitation Canada (PSR Canada) and its Ontario Branch have opened applications for their annual research bursary for Canadian junior investigators interested in conducting research in psychosocial/psychiatric rehabilitation.

March 21, 2013 IMPART research fellowships applications now open

Applications are now being accepted for 2013/2014 Fellowships by theIntersections in Mental Health Perspectives Addictions Research Training (IMPART) programme.

March 21, 2013 Postpartum depression may be the tip of the iceberg (USA)

The March online issue of JAMA Psychiatry contains the results of a large-scale study revealing that more than one in five women with postpartum depression also experience other mental disorders. These can include bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders and self-harm ideation. In some cases, these illnesses may actually have been the underlying cause of postpartum depression, but remained undetected until the birth of a child.

March 21, 2013 Workplace mental health webinar

The final webinar of a three-part series, “Introducing Workplace Mental Health: NEW Standard and Promising Practices” will be held on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. EST.

March 11, 2013 TELUS Health to become Canada's largest EMR provider

Telus Health has acquired another electronic medical record (EMR) provider, making it Ontario’s largest EMR provider. TELUS Health will now provide EMR solutions to 9,000 Canadian physicians across Canada and impact more than 25 million patient interactions each year. Currently, TELUS Health provides solutions to all major stakeholders in the health system such as hospitals, pharmacies, and extended healthcare providers such as physiotherapists and chiropractors.

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March 7, 2013 Beyond the Smokescreen: Taking on Tobacco

The Canadian Mental Health Association, Ottawa Branch, in partnership with the University of Ottawa Heart Institute & Ottawa Inner City Health is sponsoring a community forum to spark discussion and to develop solutions to address tobacco use for individuals with mental health and substance use disorders.

March 7, 2013 Think Tank on mental health and addictions, ED use and racialized communities

You are invited to a think tank on racialized communities, mental health and addictions, and emergency department (ED) use in Ontario.

March 7, 2013 Pooling Ideas forum is next week!

Time is running out to register for Pooling Ideas, a one-day knowledge exchange and networking forum in Toronto on March 15, 2013! Learn what works in physical activity and healthy eating programming to support people at risk of, or living with, mental health and addiction issues.