Exploring and enhancing access to home care services for LGBT communities in Ontario.


Project Summary:

This research project is the second phase in a comprehensive research program that explores access and equity related to in-home care for diverse members of Ontario’s LGBT populations with a focus on Community Care Access Centres and their role in coordinating care through contracted service provider agencies. The first phase of this study explored the literature on access to home care and collected interview and documentary data from key informants on processes that foster the development of LGBT-positive health care provision with a goal of creating an organizational tool on access and equity for home care agencies. This arm of the research program will provide baseline data, an environmental scan, which offers insight into the current state of home care for LGBT people in Ontario from the perspective of service users, direct service providers and provider organizations with a focus on developing strategies for change.

Project Description:

Project Type:
Funded

Project Role:
Principal Investigator

Country 1:
Canada

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Year
Start Date:
Apr
2011
End Date:
Apr
2014

Funder:
Canadian Institute of Health Research - Institute of Gender and Health

Year Project Started:
2011

Collaborator:
Co-principal Investiator: Dr. Judith MacDonnell

Collaborator Institution:
Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre, Rainbow Health Ontario

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Funder
Amount
(e.g type 1000 for 1,000)
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Canadian Institute of Health Research
337878
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