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Understanding our client populations and their health journeys

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. 

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

Patterns of Community Care for Mental Health and Addictions: Insights From Community Health Centre EMR Data

CIHI partnered with the Alliance for Healthier Communities (Alliance) to conduct this second proof-of-concept analysis focused on mental health and addictions. The Alliance represents a network of community-governed primary health care organizations that includes Ontario’s community health centres (CHCs).i CHCs provide interdisciplinary care to clients through a team-based approach, and remuneration is on a salaried basis. Care is integrated and coordinated both within the CHCs and with external health care providers and community-based agencies.

Characteristics of health care related to mental health and substance use disorders among Community Health Centre clients in Ontario: a population-based cohort study


Background: Community Health Centre (CHC) client populations with a history of mental illness or substance use disorders, or both, are not described well in the literature. We identified CHC clients in Ontario with a history of health care related to mental health or substance use disorders, or both, and describe their demographic characteristics, health system use and related health risks in comparison to other people in the province with similar diagnoses who did not use CHC services.

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