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Integrated care: reach across, don’t dictate down

There’s broad agreement that integrated healthcare serves patients better, eases the burden on caregivers and improves system accountability and efficiency. There are excellent examples of it in many countries and multiple efforts to create it here in Canada. Yet progress toward it remains frustratingly slow.

Unearthing the organizations that support young carers

Upon my arrival, I was tasked with creating a comprehensive list of the programs and services that exist in Ontario that support young caregivers. This inventory, which we hope will help guide young carers, their families and healthcare providers, is nearly complete, and we hope to have it released in November. 
Here are some of the things I learned through the process of building this resource and speaking with leading organizations across Ontario:

Young Carers – The Invisible Population

The Change Foundation’s response to Kielburger article in the Huffington Post, “Forced to Grow Up Too Fast, Canada’s Young Carers Face Trauma,” shining a light on young carers.

WHAT’S BEING SAID

In this episode of the Parents are Hard to Raise #podcast meet Dr. Erin Heisz. She shares her experience as family doctor and #caregiver, and how this created a strong personal desire for her to join the @CC_Connecting Changing CARE team. bit.ly/34hHh8s pic.twitter.com/tXvTU3rbXH