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Fireside Chats in December, CHNET-Works!

December 2012

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NCCAH Presents: The Fine Arts of Health
December 4, 1:00 p.m. EST
Advisor on Tap: Dr. Sarah de Leeuw

The presentation considers three areas where healthcare and health education, research, and practices are drawing upon the arts and humanities.  It highlights a variety of creative and community projects, including a recent book of essays about health care provides in northern British Columbia, a research project in a small northern First Nations community that involved making art, and teaching about and through creative and critical writing in a faculty of medicine.

NCCDH: Creative Solutions to the Challenges of Health Equity and Local Population Health Status Reporting
December 6, 1:00 p.m. EST
Facilitator:   Lesley Dyck, NCCDH
Advisors on Tap: Mikiko Terashima, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Environmental Science Program, Community Health & Epidemiology, Dalhousie University, and  Jat Sandhu, BSc(Hons) MPH MSc PhD, Regional Director, Public Health Surveillance Unit, Office of the Chief Medical Health Officer, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority

Increasingly, population health status reports are key evidence in the creation and realignment of public and population health policies. The National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health is working to strengthen the integration of social determinants and health equity in population health status reporting processes. To learn more, click here .  This Fireside Chat will focus on two examples, exploring how challenges related to health equity and small area health status calculation and analysis have been overcome.

Refugee Health Cuts--Impact on Universal Health Coverage
December 12, 1:00 p.m. EST

This fireside chat will consider:

  • What effect have IFH changes had on refugees and refugee claimants needing health care?
  • Are some people being refused health care to which they are actually entitled because of confusion about the new policy?
  • What will happen when Citizenship and Immigration Canada introduces a planned designated countries of origin (DCO) list, drastically limiting IFH coverage for refugee claimants from these countries?
  • What are the options for physicians, public health officials, and hospital administrators when faced with refugee claimants who have no medical coverage except for conditions threatening public health or safety, not even for medical emergencies?