How do Scarborough’s Black Youth Access the Healthcare system?
Growing evidence showed that Black communities experience significant health disparities in comparison with other populations and ethnic groups in Canada.
Conduct a research study to examine the how Black youth access health care services in Scarborough to better understand the conditions through which Black youth use the health care system, their health information networks, and the barriers they face when accessing health care.
Our research showed that there was a significant need for culturally safe health services. Using this research BHA became an early driver for cultural safety and the need for increased targeted culturally competent health services for Black and racialized populations in Ontario. This research has been used to inform the design of community based health services, and was used to inform the design of health services offered at TAIBU Community Health Centre.