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Playing a balancing act for newcomer women’s health

June 14, 2013

How does a community health centre meet the health care needs of racialized women from diverse backgrounds? If you ask Notisha Massaquoi, Executive Director of Women’s Health in Women’s Hands (WHWH), it’s by playing a balancing act. The trick is to have a strong mandate and establish the right partnerships, while also remaining flexible to your clients’ changing needs.

Read about WHWH in the next issue of EENet’s Promising Practice, developed by our Racialized Populations and Mental Health and Addictions Community of Interest (CoI). The goal of this CoI is to use the available evidence (including community-based, lived experience, peer-reviewed academic research, and other sources of knowledge) in a strategic way so as to influence policy, planning and practice related to racialized populations and mental health and addictions.

Through a series of knowledge exchange activities, the COI identified promising practices relating to mental health-related emergency room (ER) use by racialized populations in Ontario.

You can read this Promising Practice here.

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