Hani Ali is a Youth Worker at Access Alliance. She received her BA in Literature and Comparative Religions from the University of Toronto, and has a post-graduate degree in Public Administration. She used to teach as a high school teacher. Hani grew up in different parts of the world, and still considers her passport to be her best friend!
Poe (the client’s preferred name for this interview) was born in Burma in 1972, a Karen ethnic. He volunteered at a clinic in a refugee camp before turning blind. Between 1995 and 2006 he lived in a refugee camp, moving to Canada in 2007 with his wife and young daughter.
What’s in a Model?
Alphabet soup. That’s how many policy makers and clinicians refer to the range of complex models that we have in Ontario for delivering primary healthcare. Although each model has its nuances, the defining features of Community Health Centres (CHCs), like Access Alliance, are its focus on the underlying determinants of health (i.e. housing, literacy, etc.) and vulnerable populations, as well its community governance model. Continue reading Sharing our Shared Journey: What’s in a CHC Model of Healthcare? More than Meets the Eye