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Understanding our client populations and their health journeys

Sociodemographic Data Collection and Use in Ontario CHCs

At the June 2020 Alliance Annual General Meeting, Alliance members unanimously passed a resolution to advance sociodemographic data collection in our sector, with a goal of all member organizations having a 75% data completion rate by 2024. Collecting this data is essential to our mission of advancing health equity, because it provides evidence we need to advocate for our clients in priority populations and tailor service delivery to improve care. It also helps us to obtain funding and support for programs that assist our most vulnerable clients.  

Service utilization patterns and characteristics among clients of integrated supervised consumption sites in Toronto, Canada



Supervised consumption services (SCS), intended to reduce morbidity and mortality among people who inject drugs, have been implemented in a variety of delivery models. We describe and compare access to and uptake of co-located and external services among clients accessing harm reduction-embedded (HR-embedded) and community health center-embedded (CHC-embedded) SCS models.

Exploring the perspectives of healthcare providers that care for non-insured individuals utilizing emergency departments in Toronto


Non-insured individuals have different healthcare needs from the general Canadian population and face unique barriers when accessing emergency department (ED) care. This qualitative study aims to better understand the system of emergency care for non-insured individuals from the perspective of healthcare providers.

Mental Health Issues Affecting Refugee Youth in Canada who Experienced Family Loss and Separation in their Country of Origin


The objective of this article is to understand the key mental health problems affecting unaccompanied refugee youth in Canada
who experienced family loss and separation in their country of origin. This article is based on a research project that adopted a
multi-phase sequential research design/strategy. This strategy entails that the first phase consisted of a scoping literature review to
synthesize existing evidence and to identify knowledge gaps related to post-migration effects of loss and separation on the well-being

Engagement, Gouvernance, Accès et Protection (EGAP): Cadre de gouvernance des données sur la santé recueillies auprès des communautés de l'Ontario

Pour plus de ressources liées à EGAP, voir (Site Web en anglais; ressources téléchargeables en anglais et en français. 

English version here:

Engagement, Governance, Access, and Protection (EGAP): A Data Governance Framework for Health Data Collected from Black Communities in Ontario


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