Meeting the Challenge of Diversity in Health : The Networking and Partnership Approach of Quebec’s English-speaking Minority

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Title
Meeting the Challenge of Diversity in Health : The Networking and Partnership Approach of Quebec’s English-speaking Minority
Abstract
The authors point out that the diverse English-speaking minority communities of Quebec provide an opportunity to consider the challenges and opportunities embedded in the linguistic and socio-cultural dimensions of public health care access in a globalizing Canada. The authors draw information from the Statistics Canada 2011 National Household Survey to review similarities and differences among the immigrant and Canadian-born within Quebec’s English and French-speaking communities regarding key socio-economic characteristics. The community development approach practiced by Quebec’s Community Health and Social Services Network (CHSSN) is assessed among prevailing efforts being made to provide linguistic and culturally appropriate health assessment, prevention and treatment to heterogeneous populations. The authors argue that the community development approach is distinct in its (1) capacity to align with the history and tradition of the collective it targets, (2) in its reach in building a continuum of care that extends beyond formal medical settings and (3) in its promotion of community impact at the level of health service planning.
Publication
Journal of Eastern Townships Studies / Revue d'études des Cantons-de-l'Est
Volume
No. 46
Pages
75-102
Date
Spring 2016
Language
en
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Citation
Pocock, Joanne, and Community Health and Social Services (CHSSN) Team. “Meeting the Challenge of Diversity in Health : The Networking and Partnership Approach of Quebec’s English-Speaking Minority.” Journal of Eastern Townships Studies / Revue d’études des Cantons-de-l’Est No. 46 (Spring 2016): 75–102. http://www.etrc.ca/journal/jets-archive/.
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