Webinar: Assessing and reducing health disparities in virtual care

The Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) Community of Interest invites you to its upcoming webinar, "Assessing and reducing health disparities in virtual care."

The COVID-19 pandemic forced healthcare providers to rapidly transition to virtual services. While organizations across Ontario worked hard to offer their services virtually, many recognized that the sudden shift created unique and significant equity challenges. Service providers and policy makers are speaking up and looking for strategies to make virtual services more equitable.

Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

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In this webinar, Dr. Allison Crawford, the Associate Chief of Virtual Mental Health and Outreach at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), will discuss ways to assess and mitigate health inequities caused by a shift to virtual services. Dr. Crawford will:

About the presenter

Allison CrawfordAllison Crawford, MD, PhD, is a psychiatrist and the Associate Chief of Virtual Mental Health and Outreach at CAMH, and Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry, and Dalla Lana School of Public Health, at the University of Toronto. She is the Chief Medical Officer of the Canada Suicide Prevention Service; Medical Director of the Ontario Psychiatric Outreach Program; and a Founder and Co-Chair of ECHO Ontario, an award-winning, virtual community of practice. These activities advance access to mental health services, with a focus on equity and access to quality mental health through virtual care."

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