Health Care Community

Health Care Community

  • During initial assessment ask about income, housing and any support patient may need
  • Begin booking appointments at milestone appropriate ages and screen earlier for chronic conditions that are more likely to affect those living in poverty
  • Ask if any supports are currently in place, such as medical allowance for those on ODSP or special diet allowance
  • Have a display area in your office of community resources
  • Offer referrals to Social Services, Community Advocacy Legal Centre, Community Development Council Quinte, etc.
  • Ensure that forms and directions can be easily understood
  • Stay up to date on how poverty affects health
  • Team up with other community professionals to support policy changes
  • Creating Community – A Tool for Engagement can be used to review and implement practices that lead to meaningful engagement within your organization

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65 Station St.
Belleville, ON K8N 2S6

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