EXTRA Cohort 11

Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de la Montérégie (QC): Kareen Nour, Ginette Lafontaine, Martine Bouchard, Julie Loslier.


Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de la Montérégie (QC)

  • Julie Loslier, Médecin-conseil, Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de la Montérégie, Longueuil, Québec
  • Kareen Nour, Agente de planification, de programmation et de recherche, Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de la Montérégie, Longueuil, Québec
  • Ginette Lafontaine, Adjointe à la planification, évaluation-recherche, Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de la Montérégie, Longueuil, Québec 
  • Martine Bouchard, Directrice génerale, CSSS Pierre-De-Saurel, Québec 

Population-Based Responsibility and Health Inequities: Planning for Results

The population-based responsibility assigned to Local Health Networks (LHN) inherently demands that attention be paid to vulnerable populations, including those with low socioeconomic status. Although we recognize the presence of health inequities within populations of a given territory, it is difficult to include the reduction of health inequities in various work processes, particularly in the planning process. The proposed Improvement Project aims to develop a reflective approach for LHN managers. The support proposed is based on a pragmatic approach to assessments that facilitates decision-making and is tailored to the needs of local projects and interventions in complex settings. The anticipated short-term impact of this support is 1) improved understanding of health inequities, chronic diseases and the best approaches to reduce these inequities 2) enhanced local-regional cooperation 3) upgraded skills in relation to reflective practices 4) satisfaction pertaining to the workshops (process and content). Ultimately, we hope this project leads to the implementation of an organizational approach in LHNs that promotes the acknowledgment of social inequities in the planning, implementation and assessment of interventions and services for chronic disease management in order to better update population-based responsibilities and improve the health and well-being of the entire population in LHN catchment areas.