Saturday, October 31, 2009

Fighting for queer healthcare in rural Ontario
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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