The CARE Project

The CARE Project: Caring And Responding in Edmonton

Improving access to and experience with healthcare services

 

With funding from the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation and in collaboration with local community organizations, the Indigenous and Global Health Research Group is responding to the impact of poverty and social vulnerability on healthcare access.

The CARE Project: Caring and Responding in Edmonton is a four year project with community partners including Boyle Street Community Services, Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers, Larga Edmonton, Terra Centre for Teen Parents, Women’s Emergency Accommodation Centre, amiskwaciy Academy, and the Royal Alexandra Hospital Emergency Department.

This project will assess access and utilization of healthcare services in Edmonton, with a focus on the city’s most vulnerable populations. Key informant interviews and interviews with clients of community organizations will identify barriers to and opportunities for improving health and wellness service use, access and experience.

Based on this information and in collaboration with partners and stakeholders, a community-led intervention program will be developed, implemented, and evaluated.