Current Work

Some of our current and recent projects include:

  • We’re training service providers and community members in Mental Health First Aid to help the community identify and support those experiencing a decline in their mental well-being and/or a mental health crisis.
  • We are working with people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and service providers to better understand the experiences of people seeking care for COPD in Elgin and opportunities for improvement, looking to how this work can be applied to other chronic conditions.
  • We’re helping people transition home from the hospital, by offering them extra community support services like Meals on Wheels, home help, and transportation to medical appointments.
  • We’re offering interpretation services for doctors, nurses and nurse practitioners so that people can have services in the language of their comfort.
  • We’re working with both people accessing care and care providers to assist them in understanding and effectively using digital health tools and resources. This includes increasing awareness about ConnectMyHealth, a new portal that is an effective way to access your hospital health records online, and truly empower your health journey.
  • We are holding an Office Efficiencies Day for healthcare providers and administrators on digital tools that improve their daily operations and give them more time to work with people accessing their services.
  • To help healthcare providers communicate quickly while maintaining privacy with one another, we’re trying a new secure messaging tool called Hypercare.
  • We purchased a vehicle for Chippewas of the Thames First Nations Mobile Crisis Response Team, to help the team respond to mental health and crisis concerns in Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, Munsee-Delaware Nation, Aamjiwnaang First Nation and Kettle & Stony Point First Nation.
  • We are working on learning how to make it easier for the community to find the services and supports they need.