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Created Date Wednesday, 23 November 2016
Modified Date Wednesday, 23 November 2016
Filesize 913 Kilobytes

Needs and Gaps in Services of Edmonton's LGBTQ Population: Final Report

Canada’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) population has gained significant legislative protections since the 1970s. However, challenges remain for LGBTQ people in health care, domestic violence supports, housing for seniors and homeless youth, refugee supports, and more.

Read our report, Needs and Gaps in Services of Edmonton's LGBTQ Population: Final Report to the Edmonton Community Foundation (ECF), today!

This research report uses three research questions to analyze the needs, gaps in services, and possible solutions, for Edmonton’s LGBTQ communities. As will be explored in detail in this report, despite progress in legislation, challenges remain for LGBTQ people in attaining adequate and appropriate services. The findings of this report were gathered through a literature review, key informant interviews, and focus group discussions.

Created Date Thursday, 17 November 2016
Modified Date Thursday, 17 November 2016
Filesize 1.07 Megabytes

Community Mental Health Action Plan 2016

Positive mental health is the capacity of each and all of us to feel, think, and act in ways that enhance our ability to enjoy life and deal with the challenges we face. It is a positive sense of emotional and spiritual well-being that respects the importance of culture, equity, social justice, interconnections and personal dignity.

Public Health Agency of Canada

Created Date Friday, 12 October 2012
Filesize 1.10 Megabytes

2012 Effective Just Humane

Title:Effective, just and humane: a case for client-centered collaboration.
Variant Title:A case study of John Howard Society of Toronto’s Housing Program
Corporate Author: John Howard Society of Ontario
Wellesley Institute
Subject:Health issues - social determinants of health|split|Housing - affordable, social housing|split|Housing - temporary, emergency, homelessness|split|Social services - planning, policy|split|Social services - programs, service
Publisher:John Howard Society of Ontario
Place of Publication:Toronto
Date of Publication:2012
Abstract:

This case study sought to assess an existing multi-sectoral housing program model, operated by the John Howard Society of Toronto, that aims to assist clients in securing independent and affordable housing, while also addressing the complex needs of clients through established linkages to other necessary social supports and services in the community, that could potentially act as a best practices model to be applied elsewhere. The objective of this research, therefore, was to undertake a case study of the John Howard Society of Toronto’s (JHST) Housing Program model, to examine its efficacy at reducing the social determinants of health inequity among high-needs, high-risk clients. It also sought to examine the collaborative processes among various agencies involved with the program, and to provide recommendations for agencies working with high-needs, high-risk clients on how to integrate, coordinate and optimize the delivery of programs to this population. Finally, through the research findings, this study sought to identify policy changes that would facilitate the improvement of health equity for homeless populations in Ontario, with particular emphasis on high-needs and high-risk individuals. [Taken from Executive Summary]

Language:English
 

Created Date Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Filesize 1.11 Megabytes

2011 What Happens When Bedbugs do Bite

Title:What happens when the bed bugs do bite?: the social impacts of a bed bug infestation on Winnipeg’s inner-city residents.
Author(s):Comack, Elizabeth|split|Lyons, James
Subject:Health issues - social determinants of health
Publisher:Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives- Manitoba
Place of Publication:Winnipeg, MB
Date of Publication:2011
Language:English
Material Type:Report

Created Date Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Filesize 206 Kilobytes

2011 Valuing the Invaluable

Title:Valuing the invaluable: rethinking and respecting caring work in Canada.
uthor(s):Valiani, Salimah
Subject:Health issues - programs, services
Publisher:Ontario Nurses' Assocation
Place of Publication:Toronto
Date of Publication:2011
Abstract:

Valuing the Invaluable: Rethinking and respecting caring work in Canada, was written by ONA staff economist Salimah Valiani, PhD. It quantifies the penalty that is imposed on those doing carework in Canada. Valiani’s analysis links the growth of unpaid and paid overtime being worked by RNs to the nursing shortage and the undervaluing of these professionals. Between 1997 and 2008, the annual aggregate unpaid overtime worked by public-sector RNs in Canada virtually doubled, from 51,200 to 99,000 hours. The number of hours of overtime worked weekly by Canadian RNs has quadrupled since the late-1980s. This research clearly quantifies the extent of the nursing shortage that has had such an impact on nurses’ workloads and quality patient care.

Language:English
Series:Research Paper No. 1
Material Type:Report

Created Date Wednesday, 01 June 2016
Filesize 576 Kilobytes

2009 Evaluation Service PCADA

Title:Evaluation of the services provided under the Protection of Children Abusing Drugs Act: year two summary report.
Corporate Author: Alberta Health Services
Subject:Children - health|split|Health issues - alcohol and drug abuse
Publisher:Government of Alberta
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:2009
Abstract:

The Protection of Children Abusing Drugs (PChAD) Act and the services directed by it are in response to a community-identified need resulting in the implementation of a service that is linked to research and best practices. The PChAD Act was passed by the Alberta legislative assembly in May 2005. The act came into effect July 1, 2006. Prior to this time, there was no authority to require services for children under the age of 18 who declined voluntary addiction treatment services.
The purpose of the act is to give parents and guardians another option to help their children, under the age of 18, whose alcohol or other drug use has caused significant physical, psychological or social harm to themselves, or physical harm to others, and who are refusing voluntary addiction treatment services. The act allows a parent to apply for a court order to confine the youth for a period of not more than five days to a protective safe house (PSH) for detoxification, assessment and development of a discharge treatment plan.
Two years of evaluation were conducted to determine the implications of the PChAD program in terms of the services delivered and the impact of these services on youth and their families. The findings from the first-year evaluation are documented in a summary report (AADAC, 2007) and technical report (Pivotal Research, 2007). This report summarizes the findings from the second year of evaluating PChAD services.

Language:English
Material Type:Report

Created Date Tuesday, 15 March 2016
Filesize 1.64 Megabytes

2008 Vision 2020

Title:Vision 2020: the future of health care in Alberta : phase one.
Corporate Author: Alberta Health and Wellness
Subject:Health issues - health in Alberta|split|Health issues - planning, policyPublisher:Government of Alberta
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:2008
Abstract:

VISION 2020 identifies a path forward for Alberta’s health system, describing how health care will be delivered in a strong, sustainable way by the year 2020. It builds on, and goes beyond, the studies and work done to date to improve access and quality – from the Mazankowski report in 2001, to a recent review of health service delivery. VISION 2020 provides direction on how to improve the delivery of services across the whole health system including public health, acute and continuing care, delivery of pharmaceuticals, ambulance services, health system governance and accountability.
Vision 2020 sets the course for a health system that is first and foremost geared toward the needs of the patient, or in other words, is patient-focused. It recognizes we all have a role to play when it comes to our health. This includes accepting more responsibility as individual Albertans for maintaining our own good health through actions like proper diet and exercise, or by stopping smoking. It also includes recognition that individuals have a responsibility to ensure they access the health-care system in an appropriate way.
Vision 2020 is not about the private delivery of health services. It is about a stronger, more efficient and sustainable publicly-funded health system.

Language:English
Material Type:Report

Created Date Tuesday, 15 March 2016
Filesize 396 Kilobytes

2008 Addiction Services

 

Title:Review of addiction services in Alberta
Corporate Author: Alberta Health and Wellness
Subject:Health issues - health in Alberta|split|Health issues - alcohol and drug abuse
Publisher:Government of Alberta
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:2008
Abstract:

Concerns about the harm associated with substance use and gambling occur at all levels of society within communities throughout the province. At some point in their lives, a significant number of Albertans will experience personal problems related to alcohol, other drugs or gambling. Others will face difficulties because of someone else’s addiction.
In 2007, AADAC initiated an external review of addiction services in Alberta. An expert advisory panel was established, made up of leading experts in the addiction field from Alberta and across Canada. Based on the panel’s recommendation, a team of researchers and clinicians was selected as the independent consultant to conduct the review: the British Columbia Centre for Mental Health and Addiction Services (BCMHAS), which worked in partnership with the Centre for Addictions Research of BC (CARBC) for the purposes of the review.
The review resulted in findings and recommendations, which were reviewed by the expert advisory panel. This report provides an overview of the key findings from the review and has incorporated comments and recommendations of the expert advisory panel.

Language:English
 
Material Type:Report


Created Date Tuesday, 15 March 2016
Filesize 3.34 Megabytes

2008 Service Optimization Review

Title:Provincial service optimization review: final report.
Corporate Author: Alberta Health and Wellness
Subject:Health issues - programs, services
Publisher:Government of Alberta
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:2008
Abstract:

This report presents findings from a Service Optimization Review undertaken as part of the ongoing mission of Alberta Health and Wellness to provide a patient-focused health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans. The project identified opportunities to increase the quality and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of health care service delivery in Alberta. Current health needs were assessed and projected using a generally accepted and well-researched evidence-based methodology. This report was informed by visits to all nine of the province’s historical health regions, and discussions with over 200 executives and clinicians from Alberta Health and Wellness, Alberta Health Services, the Mental Health Board, the Cancer Board, Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission, the Health Quality Council of Alberta, several primary care networks, Caritas Health, the College & Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta, the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta, the Alberta Medical Association, and the College of Physicians and Surgeons. These initial discussions helped define the opportunities and challenges facing the system, and highlight exciting Alberta-grown innovations in health care delivery across the province.

Language:English
 
Material Type:Report

Created Date Tuesday, 15 March 2016
Filesize 265 Kilobytes

2008 Children Mental Health

Title:Children's mental health plan for Alberta: three year action plan : (2008-2011)
Corporate Author: Alberta Health and Wellness
Subject:Children - general|split|Health issues - mental health|split|Health issues - health in Alberta
Publisher:Government of Alberta
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:2008
Abstract:

On April 16, 2008 Alberta Health and Wellness launched a Health Action Plan to improve accessibility to health care and ensure the future sustainability of the health system. The Children’s Mental Health Plan for Alberta: Three Year Action Plan (2008-2011) supports the Health Action Plan by providing direction and funding over the next three years for strategies to improve access to mental health services for infants, children, youth and their families. The Children’s Mental Health Plan also aligns with the Health Action Plan by addressing the needs of children and youth at risk, which contributes to healthy and safe communities.
The development of the Children’s Mental Health Plan was informed by Positive Futures – Optimizing Mental Health for Alberta’s Children & Youth: A Framework for Action (2006-2016) and findings from community and stakeholder consultations. It builds on major initiatives undertaken by the Alberta government, including the Health Workforce Action Plan and the work of Alberta’s Crime Reduction and Safe Communities Task Force.

Language:English

Material Type:Report

Created Date Thursday, 28 January 2016
Filesize 432 Kilobytes

2005 Bridging the Gap

 

Title:Bridging the gap: the use of research evidence in policy development.
Author(s):Brehaut, John D.|split|Juzwishin, Don
Corporate Author: Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research
Subject:Research - general
Publisher:Government of Alberta
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:2005
Abstract:

The idea and need for this paper arose from discussions that took place between the leaders, Duncan Saunders, Don Juzwishin and Seana Collins, with the participants during the teaching of the first annual Putting Evidence into Practice (PEP) workshops in Edmonton, Alberta in November 2003. The PEP workshops are a 3 day program delivered by the University of Alberta and Capital Health Evidence-based Practice Center to teach participants about:
*critical appraisal skills within different disciplines;
*the discovery of new approaches to teaching evidence-based practice;
*identifying strategies to incorporate evidence into decision-making; and
*networking with international leaders in evidence-based practice.

Language:Edmonton


Material Type:Report


Created Date Thursday, 28 January 2016
Filesize 562 Kilobytes

2005 Physical Activity

 

Title:2005 Alberta survey on physical activity: a concise report.
Author(s):Bengoechea, Enrique Garcia|split|Spence, John C.|split|Fraser, Shawn N.
Corporate Author: Alberta Centre for Active Living
Subject:Leisure, recreation - general|split|Health issues - health in Alberta
Publisher:Alberta Centre for Active Living
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:2005
Abstract:

The Alberta Centre for Active Living (formerly the Alberta Centre for Well-Being) has carried out a survey every second year since 1995 to monitor the status of physical activity in Alberta. This Alberta survey series is part of the centre’s strategy of providing credible and user-friendly physical activity information to researchers and practitioners.

Language:English
 
Material Type:Report


Created Date Thursday, 28 January 2016
Filesize 106 Kilobytes

2005 May The Social Determinants of Health - An Innovative Approach

Created Date Thursday, 28 January 2016
Filesize 119 Kilobytes

2005 May Creating Social and Health Equity - Adopting an Alberta Social Determinants of Health Framework

Title:Creating social and health equity: adopting an Alberta social determinants of health framework.
Author(s):O'Hara, Philip
Corporate Author: Edmonton Social Planning Council
Subject:Health issues - poverty and health care|split|Social determinants of health|split|Health issues - poverty|split|Health issues - social determinants of health
Publisher:Edmonton Social Planning Council
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:2005
Language:English
 
Material Type:Report

Created Date Thursday, 28 January 2016
Filesize 635 Kilobytes

2004 Workplace Wellness

Title:An environmental scan of workplace wellness programs in Alberta
Author(s):Bengoechea, Enrique Garcia|split|Pasco, Alberta C.|split|Langhout, Nicolette
Corporate Author: Alberta Centre for Active Living
Subject:Health issues - health in Alberta|split|Employment - general
Publisher:Alberta Centre for Active Living
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:2004
Abstract:

Requests for more information and the need for a centralized, provincial listing of current workplace wellness programs accessible to practitioners prompted the Alberta Centre for Active Living (in collaboration with the Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks & Wildlife Foundation) to produce this environmental scan of workplace wellness programs in Alberta.

Language:English
 
Material Type:Report

Created Date Thursday, 26 November 2015
Filesize 194 Kilobytes

2000 Hunger Count 2000

 

Title:HungerCount 2000
Corporate Author: Canadian Association of Food Banks
Subject:Food security - hunger, health|split|Food security - statistics, studies
Publisher:Canadian Association of Food Banks
Place of Publication:Toronto
Date of Publication:2000
Abstract:

The HungerCount study is an annual survey of Canada’s food banks: non-profit organizations without government funding that provide people in need with groceries. The HungerCount survey was first conducted in 1989 when food bank workers were beginning to recognize the extent of hunger in Canada. It has been conducted annually since 1997. We conduct the HungerCount study to gauge the progress of government in its commitment to address hunger and poverty. The year 2000 marks what was to be a significant occasion. In an all-party unanimous resolution, the House of Commons in 1989 committed to end child poverty by the year 2000. This year’s HungerCount report provides a yardstick to measure how far from the mark government has fallen from realizing that goal.

Language:English
Material Type:Report


Created Date Thursday, 26 November 2015
Filesize 2.38 Megabytes

2000 September Population Health Framework for Designing Population Health Proposals and Project and Evaluating Population Health Outomes in Alberta

 

Title:Population health framework for: designing population health proposals & projects & evaluating population health outcomes in Alberta : a work in progress.
Corporate Author: Edmonton Social Planning Council
Citation:Prepared for Health Canada and Alberta Health & Wellness
Subject:Social determinants of health
Publisher:Edmonton Social Planning Council
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:2000
Language:English
Material Type:Report


Created Date Thursday, 26 November 2015
Filesize 217 Kilobytes

2000 Healthy Incomes Healthy Outcomes

 

Title:Healthy incomes, healthy outcomes: a public education bulletin from the healthy incomes, healthy outcomes coalition.
Corporate Author: Healthy incomes, healthy outcomes coalition
Subject:Social assistance - reform|split|Social determinants of health|split|Health issues - social determinants of health
Publisher:Edmonton Social Planning Council
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:2000
Language:English
Material Type:Fact Sheet


Created Date Thursday, 17 September 2015
Filesize 1.25 Megabytes

1998 November The Development of a Quality of Life Index for Alberta Data Set

Title:The development of a quality of life index for Alberta : data set.
Corporate Author: Edmonton Social Planning Council
Subject:Health issues - social determinants of health|split|Social determinants of health|split|Poverty - planning, policy|split|Statistics - Alberta
Publisher:Edmonton Social Planning Council
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:1998
Language:English
Material Type:Report

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