Queen's Refugee Health Initiative Website Provides Valuable Resources
Queen’s Department of Family Medicine (DFM), in partnership with the South East Local Health Integration Network, Immigration Services Kingston and Area, and Kingston Community Health Centres, has launched a Refugee Health Initiative website to provide health-care providers, newcomers and community organizations with useful resources for the provision of care for refugees from Syria and elsewhere. An initiative of Dr. Eva Purkey, Queen’s DFM Global Health Director, the site is also intended to serve as a resource for communication between the primary health-care community, the broader health-care community and Kingston’s settlement services.
The department’s Global Health initiative also recently launched Horizons, a twice-annual newsletter designed to update faculty, residents and staff on what’s going on in Global Health at Queen’s and in the broader community.
KFL&A Public Health Website Directs Patients, Health-Care Providers to Resources
KFL&A Public Health, in collaboration with the Poverty Reduction Health Working Group, Kingston Community Health Centre and the City of Kingston, has created a website to help primary health care providers and their patients find local resources in one click. The site, Kingston Helps, Your Community Resource Hub, www.kingstonhelps.ca, lists local shelters, food banks, clothing resources, primary care and mental health links, legal resources, and child health and social supports, among other resources. It also provides resources to help health care providers understand the impacts of poverty on health.