Linking sectors & data to improve mental health of individuals with developmental disabilities

Health Care Access Research and Developmental Disabilities program (H-CARDD) is a research program whose primary goal is to enhance the overall health and well-being of people with developmental disabilities through improved health care policy and services.

This year, the H-CARDD program won the Paula Goering Collaborative Research and Knowledge Translation Award. This bi-annual award is sponsored by University of Toronto’s Department of Psychiatry and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Foundation.

In this webinar, Dr. Yona Lunsky, H-CARDD director, and a clinician scientist at CAMH in the Underserved Populations Program, discusses:

  • Mental and physical health and the health care disparities faced by Ontario’s adults with developmental disabilities;
  • The impact of bringing scientists, policymakers and community stakeholders together to develop and carry out mental health research;
  • Lessons learned for successfully integrating knowledge translation in mental health and addictions research. 

Additional speakers

  • Michael Hillmer, PhD, Director Planning, Research and Analysis Branch, Health System Strategy and Policy Division, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
  • Barbara Simmons, Director, Community and Developmental Services Branch, Social Policy Development Division, Ministry of Community and Social Services

Watch this webinar here. Please note that the YouTube video link in the webinar has now been updated. The video appears in the webinar between: 20:52 and 30:05.

This webinar took place on Thursday, March 5, 2015, 12 pm – 1 pm (EST).