october, 2019

24oct12:00 pm- 1:00 pmIndigenous Health Service Use at St. Michael's Hospital: New Research Findings Unmask High Utilization Rates and Opportunities to Enhance Responsiveness


Event Details

In this presentation, Janet Smylie (CIHR Applied Public Health Research Chair, CUHS Scientist, Director Well Living House, Staff Physician Family and Community Medicine, Professor Dalla Lana School of Public Health) and Cheryllee Bourgeois (Indigenous Community Midwife, Seventh Generation Midwives Toronto and Assistant Professor, Ryerson University) will share new findings from the Our Health Counts Toronto Research Study that reveal that SMH is the leading provider of both emergency room and inpatient hospital services to the Indigenous population of Toronto. Indigenous peoples comprise a significant proportion of SMH patients and have higher rates of unmet health needs and lower rates of attachment to a regular primary care provider than comparison populations. Experiences of discrimination are common and there is a strong desire for improved access to traditional medicines and ceremonies. Opportunities for service enhancement will be discussed.


(Thursday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


LKS 241


Clinical and Population Roundscarrie.adams@unityhealth.to

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