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Forum authors write about mental health and addictions

February 26, 2019


The March edition of Healthcare Management Forum (HMF), with Guest Editor Carole Adair, is dedicated entirely to mental health and addictions and written by specialists in the field. Adair is a Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary.

Articles offer readers examples of positive advances in the field that are happening right now in Canada, mostly below the radar.  The examples span the continuum of care from early intervention through health and social care responses to the needs of the most vulnerable Canadians.

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Listen to Colleen Grady, Research Manager at the Centre for Studies in Primary Care at Queen’s University, talk about the leadership skills that are essential for physicians to have during post-medical school training.

Read Stephen Gaetz’s blog entry about how to advance outcomes to include a range of well-being indicators designed to understand the needs of developing adolescents and young adults, and contribute to housing stability. Gaetz is the Director of the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness.

On April 1, look for the blog entry from Shalini Lal, Canada Research Chair in Innovation and Technology for Youth Mental Health Services, as she writes about the e-mental health field and an overview of promising developments in relation to policy, research, and practice.

Watch Tanya Halsall, from the The Royal’s Institute of Mental Health and Research at The University of Ottawa, discuss developments in Canadian mental health system transformation to promote the integration of services and the holistic promotion of youth well-being. She introduces Frayme, a Canadian-based international knowledge translation platform designed to connect organizations working in the youth services system.

Listen to a podcast about TRAM, an initiative started by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Graham Boeckh Foundation. TRAM or the Transformational Research in Adolescent Mental Health (TRAM) initiative, was the first of the Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research programs, providing $25 million over 5 years to foster collaboration and placing youth and their families at the centre of integrated youth services. It lead to a pan-Canadian research and evaluation network with 14 sites within six provinces and one territory. Several integrated youth centres have developed out of this initiative, recognizing the need to connect people in these communities.

Watch a preview of the article by Mary Bartam, a Professor at Carleton University’s School of Public Policy, about expanding access to psychotherapy in Canada and how we can build on the achievements in Australia and the United Kingdom.

Join us on March 18 (12:00-1:00 p.m., EST) for a webinar with Elizabeth Lin as she discusses the key steps to developing a mental health and addiction performance measurement framework for Canada. Dr. Lin is an Independent Scientist in the Performance Measurement and Evaluation Research Unit with the Provincial System Support Program at CAMH. Dr. She is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto.

Complimentary member-only spots were limited and due to high interest are now unavailable. A limited number of paid spots are still available for purchase.

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