Please join us for a research presentation
by Rachelle Ashcroft BSW, MSW, PhD
Thursday February 28, 2013
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Principal’s Meeting Room
About the presentation:
This presentation provides an overview of one key finding that emerged from an examination of health care practices and organizational structures promoted by Ontario’s Family Health Team model of primary health care. Two data sources inform this study: MOHLTC documents and in-depth interviews with seven policy informants and twenty-nine FHT leaders. This study reveals that inadequate performance indicators are being used to evaluate Family Health Team success and may be posing challenges to health care practices, Family Health Team organizations, and health outcomes.
About the presenter:
Rachelle Ashcroft completed her PhD at Wilfrid Laurier University in the Faculty of Social Work in November 2012. Rachelle has fourteen years of experience working as a social worker in various community and hospital settings. She entered into doctoral studies with a desire to improve health care systems and strengthen social work practice in health care settings. Rachelle’s dissertation examined the Ontario Family Health Team model of primary health care. Her current research is investigating the provision of mental health care in Family Health Teams. She completed a Transdisciplinary Understanding and Training on Research – Primary Health Care (TUTOR–PHC) Fellowship in 2011. She is currently completing a Social Aetiology of Mental Illness (SAMI) Postdoctoral Fellowship at CAMH. Rachelle received her BSW and MSW from the University of Manitoba.
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