Saturday, October 31, 2009

Fighting for queer healthcare in rural Ontario

http://www.xtra.ca/public/National/Fighting_for_queer_healthcare_in_rural_Ontario-7757.aspx
Since its formation last spring Rainbow Health Ontario (RHO), an organization based out of Toronto's Sherbourne Health Centre with the mission of improving queer healthcare across Ontario, has recruited a team of part-time reps to do outreach to the various cities, towns and rural areas that make up this huge province. The 14 reps — one for each LHIN (Local Health Integration Network, community-run nonprofits created by the Ontario government in 2006 to deal with regional health issues) — cover a lot of ground and are tackling many challenges, including how to deal with a health system where rural 'mos often have few options other than to trek to an urban centre for queer-sensitive services.....

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