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.
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.
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.
Applications are now being accepted for 2013/2014 Fellowships by theIntersections in Mental Health Perspectives Addictions Research Training (IMPART) programme.
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.
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.
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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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.
You are invited to a think tank on racialized communities, mental health and addictions, and emergency department (ED) use in Ontario.
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.