Welcome to Our New Community Co-Director

The Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion is thrilled to announce the appointment of Heather Lokko as our new Community Co-Director.

Heather Lokko is the Chief Nursing Officer and the Director of Healthy Start at Middlesex-London Health Unit. Heather joins Helene Berman (Academic Co-Director) in providing vision, direction, and oversight to the operations of the Centre.

The CRHESI community once again wishes to acknowledge and thank Steve Goodine for his commitment and leadership in the role of Community Co-Director for the past three years. (And we congratulate him on his retirement!)

The first issue of LISTENERS is released

The Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion is happy to announce that LISTENERS Issue 1 is now released.

LISTENERS is an experimental publication that preserves, documents, and shares stories about living in London, Ontario, Canada. The series includes diverse forms of knowledge sharing, including storytelling, biography, literature reviews, issue-specific compendia, reflective commentary, case studies, environmental scans, and community-led inquiries.

This first issue includes…

  • Let’s Talk About It: Racism in London High Schools by Marie Fiedler
  • The Impact of Suicide: A Descriptive Analysis of the Principles and Practices of Media Outlets When Reporting on Suicide by Siena Maxwell
  • A Moment or a Movement? Local Community Responses and Perspectives on #MeToo by Sarah Cola, Shannen Iris Stroe, Sonia Thushiyandan
  • The Power of Inclusive Workplaces in London, Ontario by Leah C. Bleecker

Copies of LISTENERS Issue 1 are available for pickup at the CRHESI office at Innovation Works or at upcoming CRHESI events in 2019. Special thanks to Community Engaged Learning at Western University for helping us make a greater number of copies of this issue freely available to the community.

How to develop the mental health care that refugees really need

“When refugees arrive in Canada, they meet a health-care system that is often ill-equipped to address their complex social and psychological needs,” writes Lloy Wylie in The Conversation. “Health-care providers felt poorly prepared and supported to provide transcultural trauma-informed care.”

Read the full article at The Conversation. Want to learn more about Lloy’s research? You might also be interested in watching the video of Lloy’s recent update on the Educating for Equity initiative, which focuses on the questions and barriers of indigenous health equity in regional hospitals.