CAPs Add Value
CAPs provide an opportunity for diverse community groups to connect, interact and collaborate on health and hospital care at St. Michael's.
CAPs also create an intersectoral network that enables them to address health equity issues and the broad social and economic priorities that affect our downtown Toronto neighbourhoods.
Why be on a CAP?
Advocacy to prevent TB
St. Michael's CAPs have presented briefs to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and Toronto Public Health on controlling the spread of tuberculosis in Toronto's shelter system.
Advocacy to expand access to dental care
Many patients at St. Michael's do not have access to dental care, including youth and seniors. St. Michael's CAPs have worked with the Toronto Oral Health Coalition to advocate for public health insurance to cover basic levels of dental care.
Interested in community engagement in health care?
Check out these resources!
- EPIC- Engaging People. Improving Care. A comprehensive, one-stop website for links to resources on community engagement (CE) for health care in Ontario and beyond. Local Health Integration Collaboration Network, 2009.
- Effective Community Engagement Options, Wellesley Institute, 2006 (PDF, 48Kb)
- Public Participation in Health Care Decision, Making and Priority-Setting: Examples from Some Canadian Jurisdictions and the U.K., Wellesley Institute, 2006 (PDF, 49Kb)
- Community-Based Public Participation in Health Care Decision-making and priority-setting: Approaches in Canada and Around the World, Wellesley Institute, 2006 (PDF, 65Kb)