Community Collaboration to Improve Health Care Access of Northern Residents

Goals of the CIHR Access Project:

  1. Design effective processes and forums for collaboration involving northern community residents and health care organizations to discuss access issues and generate solutions.
  2. Describe issues of access to health services from the experiences of northern residents.
  3. Identify quantitative and qualitative population health data that are appropriate and relevant for use by northern communities.
  4. Build community capacity to use health data and access theory to understand community experiences in accessing health services, as well as capacity to influence program planning and policy development.
  5. Evaluate the design of health service delivery to improve access by northern residents.
  6. Influence healthy public policy to ensure it is appropriate and relevant for people and communities of the north.