A PATH to Safety Video
Drawing on qualitative data from a research study conducted with 25 pregnant individuals who have experienced homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto, Canada, this video describes some of the challenges they face including: barriers accessing safe shelter, frequent relocation, violence, surveillance by the welfare system, and dealing with stigma and discrimination.
Impact of Intersecting Systems of Oppression on Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Among Those Who Identify as Women of Low Socioeconomic Status: Protocol for a Convergent Mixed Methods Study
This study protocol aims to explore gender disparity in the provision of tele-retina program services in a cohort of women of low socioeconomic status, with the aim to identify key facilitators and barriers to the implementation and adoption of these services.
Website link: Please click here
Tele-retina screening of diabetic retinopathy among at-risk populations: an economic analysis
Pilot project suggests that tele-retina is more cost-effective for screening for diabetic retinopathy than the existing standard of care in urban and rural under-screened communities.
Toronto tele-retinal screening program for detection of diabetic retinopathy and macular edema
In Ontario, there are low rates of screening for diabetic retinopathy and sight-threatening diabetic macular edema (DME) for patients with diabetes. Tele-retinal screening programs may help to address low rates of screening and increase the rate of detection of DME.
The Ontario Integrated Supervised Injection Services Cohort Study of People Who Inject Drugs in Toronto, Canada (OiSIS-Toronto): Cohort Profile
ABSTRACT The Ontario Integrated Supervised Injection Services cohort in Toronto, Canada (OiSIS-Toronto) is an open prospective cohort of people who inject drugs (PWID).
Peer outreach point-of-care testing as a bridge to hepatitis C care for people who inject drugs in Toronto, Canada
People who inject drugs have high rates of hepatitis C (HCV) and yet many remain undiagnosed and untreated. HCV treatment guidelines and elimination strategies recommend task-shifting to expand where, and by whom, HCV testing and care is delivered.
Beyond Viral Response
A prospective evaluation of a community-based, multi-disciplinary, peer-driven model of HCV treatment and support.
Engagement in Group Psychotherapy Among Marginalized Individuals With Hepatitis C
This article examines an innovative psychoeducational group model at a community based hepatitis C treatment program in Toronto, Canada.
Diabetes in the Real World: Why Treat People Without Changing What Makes Them Sick?
In August 2012, the Diabetes Education Community Network of East Toronto (DECNET), a community program based in SRCHC, undertook a new initiative to build awareness and support action to address the impact of the social determinants of health on diabetes management.