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CMHA Ontario, partners highlight innovative practice to help racialized individuals with mental health issues

June 5, 2014

For individuals who are doubly marginalized as racialized individuals and individuals with mental health issues, increasing access to quality primary care plays a significant role in improving health outcomes and reducing visits to the emergency department.

The HF Connecting Health Nurse Practitioner–Led Clinic in Toronto is a promising practice that aims to use a collaborative, holistic care model of service provision to increase access to primary health care for a range of marginalized communities, including newcomers and racialized populations.

To read the full promising practice, visit the EENet website.

This promising practice is developed by the COI for Racialized Populations and Mental Health and Addictions, a provincial forum for knowledge exchange and collaborative knowledge creation that seeks to improve provincial policy, planning and practice around racialized populations and mental health and addictions. The COI is a collaboration between the following organizations:

  • Across Boundaries: An Ethnoracial Mental Health Centre
  • Addictions and Mental Health Ontario
  • Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario
  • Canadian Mental Health Association, Toronto
  • the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
  • Community Resource Connections of Toronto
  • Ontario Peer Development Initiative
  • Ryerson University
  • Wellesley Institute;
  • Women’s Health in Women’s Hands Community Health Centre
  • Working for Change

Seed funding by EENet is made possible by the Drug Treatment Funding Program.

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