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OBJECTIVE To explore factors affecting collaboration between family physicians and psychologists. DESIGN Mailed French-language survey. SETTING Eastern Ontario. PARTICIPANTS Family physicians practising in the area of the Réseau des services de santé en français de l'Est de l'Ontario. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Physicians' knowledge and understanding of(More)
BACKGROUND Strategies to improve primary care in the Canadian Primary Care Reform include integrating different professionals to the medical team. OBJECTIVE This demonstration project explores the perceived impact on doctors and patients, of having family doctors and psychologists work together. SETTING Two family practices of Eastern Ontario, Canada (More)
Canada and Australia share many similarities in terms of demographics and the structure of their health systems; however, there has been a divergence in policy approaches to public funding of psychological care. Recent policy reforms in Australia have substantially increased community access to psychologists for evidence-based treatment for high prevalence(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the dietary intake and food choices between Francophone Canadians in a state of linguistic minority (outside of Quebec) and the English-speaking majority. METHODS We used the 2004 Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) cycle 2.2 (general health and 24-hour dietary recalls) to describe dietary intake of Francophone Canadians(More)
This article presents a synthesis of current research, presented during a symposium entitled, ‘Immigrant health in Canada: Current state of knowledge, interventions and issues,’ organized by the Public Health Agency of Canada. We begin with a general overview of the health of immigrants in Canada. We then analyze the role of community health workers in(More)
OBJECTIVE Leisure-time physical activity participation is influenced by various socio-demographic factors. Recent evidence suggests that being part of a minority negatively impacts an individual's health status. The objective of this study was to compare inactive leisure-time physical activity between the Francophone minority and the Anglophone majority in(More)
OBJECTIVES Several studies have demonstrated the health inequity between Francophones in minority-language communities (FMLC) and their English counterparts. While Ontario has the largest number of FMLC in Canada, health research priorities for FMLC have not yet been determined in this province. This article aims to fill this gap. METHODS An online(More)
This paper relates our venture to solve a real-world problem about official language minorities in Canada. The goal was to enable a form of linkage between health data (hosted at ICES – a provincial agency) and language data from the 2006 census (hosted at Statistics Canada – a federal agency) despite a seemingly impossible set of legal constraints. The(More)
Family health teams (FHTs), regarded today as a premier model of provision of primary care services in North America, were introduced in 2004 to improve traditionally fragmented primary healthcare in Ontario. Physicians and healthcare providers from various disciplines team up under the same roof in FHTs to provide and coordinate care and to ensure adequate(More)