Their mission is to improve access to services and to promote the health of Ontario’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities. They envision a province in which all lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people are healthy and valued members of their diverse communities and are supported by equitable services and public policy.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) people experience numerous issues as a result of discrimination and stigmas. Recent research has highlighted the significant issues impacting aging and end-of-life issues among this population, particularly when accessing health and social services. Specifically, one issue that continues to negatively impact LGBT people is discrimination from healthcare providers, where many LGBT people are asked inappropriate questions, mocked or treated poorly.

This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to quality improvement.  There are a number of general resources to assist in planning, implementation and evaluation. Educational and topic or sector specific resources are also included. 4 pages.

Healthcare systems are not well designed to help people maintain or improve their health. They are generally not person-focused or well-coordinated. The objective of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of the Health Teams Advancing Patient Experience: Strengthening Quality (Health TAPESTRY) approach in older adults. The overarching hypothesis is that using the Health TAPESTRY approach to achieve better integration of the health and social care systems into a person’s life that centers on meeting a person’s health goals and needs will result in optimal aging.

Ces affiches encouragent les gens à prendre le temps pendant la période des Fêtes pour avoir des conversations sur la planification préalable des soins avec leur famille et leurs proches.

These posters encourage people to take time over the holiday season to have Advance Care Planning conversations with family and loved ones.

Excessive anxiety that causes distress or that interferes with daily activities is not  a normal part of aging, and can lead to a variety of health problems and decreased functioning in everyday life. Between 3% and 14% of older adults meet the criteria for a diagnosable anxiety disorder.

Prevalence of anxiety disorders in the elderly is high.  Current research shows that between 5.5 and 10% of seniors are suffering from an anxiety disorder.  Their prevalence is even higher in persons living in institutions like a retirement home. Among them, women are twice as likely to suffer from an anxiety disorder as men.  Anxiety disorders are at least two times more frequent than depression in the elderly. 

This poster is intended for Family Practice Physicians.  It explains that Advance Care Planning (ACP) opportunities often arise when there is a change in a patients health but ACP is appropriate for everyone.

Parlons-en a conçu des ressources pour vous aider a integrer ce volet essential des soins a votre pratique familiale achalandee. L’occasiom de parler de planification prealable des soins se presennte lordqu’il y a un changement dans l’etat de sante d’un personne. Cela dit, la planification prealable des soins, c'est pour tout le monde.

This Speak Up poster is intended for Family Practice Physicians.  It explains that Advance Care Planning (ACP) opportunities often arise when there is a change in your patient’s health, but ACP is appropriate for everyone.