Winter 2008: Navigating the System
IN THIS ISSUE: Editorial: Income, Health and Policy – Out of Pocket – Redesigning the ODSP Maze – Talking Pictures – Family Business – Working Well – Cheques and Balances – The Gold Standard.
Vol. 23, No. 3
Finding Our Way in a Complex World
Opening Doors to Better Care
Partnerships between community mental health agencies and primary care providers are improving access to physical and mental health care
Navigating for Newcomers
CRCT has created a multilingual guide to help immigrants find their way through the mental health system
Who Ya Gonna Call?
ConnexOntario provides a much-needed information and referral service, connecting professionals and the public to mental health, addictions and problem gambling programs across the province
System Navigators — Peer Support Workers: Learning from Experience
The peer support worker has become one of the most valuable navigators within the mental health system
System Navigators — Case Managers: Breaking Down Barriers to Care
System navigation is central to case management
System Navigators — Family Members: Riding the Rollercoaster
Families are the single largest group of caregivers for people with mental illness
Connecting Communities in Champlain East
A common access initiative in eastern Ontario demonstrates how organizations can work together to improve the system
Say Farewell to the Fax
The e-Referrals & Access Tracking project is plugging community health care providers into the world of e-health
The Gold Standard
Measuring continuity of care in the mental health system
Monika Szopinska, Welcome (photograph).
Reproduced by permission. This work appears in the Being Scene 2007 art exhibit at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto.