Submission to the Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada
BHA’s 2002 Submission to the Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada was one of but a few which not only made recommendations on creating an equitable, feasible and sustainable health care system, but also addressed racial disparities in health care and provided workable solutions. [view]
How do Scarborough’s Black Youth Access The Health Care System?
In 2005 BHA completed a significant community-based research project entitled, “How do Scarborough’s Black Youth Access The Health Care System?” This report provided recommendations to health care planners, providers and policy makers to enhance the quality of life of Black youth in marginalized neighbourhoods. This report was selected for presentation at the 2007 Annual Ontario Public Health Association Conference. [view]
Community Engagement Project for TAIBU Community Health Centre
In 2006 BHA was approved funding from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to establish a Community Health Centre (CHC) for Malvern – TAIBU (Kiswahili for “be in good health”) CHC. In June 2007 BHA produced its final report on the Community Engagement Project for TAIBU Community Health Centre. This report formed the basis of the centre’s mission, vision, priority populations, services and programs. [view]
A Sound Mind: Mental Health in the Black Community Report
In November 2015, BHA held its first full day forum bringing together mental health professionals, and community organizations and community members to engage in an open, non-judgemental, honest discussion on the expression and impact of mental illness in the Black community. This report is the summary of the forum’s findings. [view]
Supporting Patients First, an Ontario Health Equity and Black Health Strategy
This is the BHA’s response to the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care discussion paper, Patients First: A Proposal to Strengthen Patient-Centred Health Care in Ontario. [view]
There are a number of documents that further complete the picture of the challenges to the attainment of health and well-being from the framework of the social determinants of health. A few are presented here.
Journal of Black Psychology: Special Issue: The Psychology of Health Disparities Among African Americans: 1 May 2009; Vol. 35, No. 2