Distance Community Support

The objective of the Distance Community Support component is to provide measures to support the creation of partnerships with a view to offering training and information in English in the public health field to remote or isolated English-speaking communities.

The Distance Community Support component consists mainly in telehealth information sessions in English in the public health field. It currently targets 10 English-speaking communities in the regions.

Two of the distance community support projects submitted to the Training and Retention of Health Professionals Project for 2009-2013 were retained and received financial support.

  • Regular project
  • Special project (2011-2012)

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PROJECT TITLE


CHSSN – Distance Community Support Program

ORGANIZATION


Community Health and Social Services Network (CHSSN)

PARTNERS


Council for Anglophone Magdalen Islanders (CAMI), Committee for Anglophone Social Action (CASA), Coasters’ Association, Megantic English-Speaking Community Development Corporation (MCDC), English Network Resource in Community Health (ENRICH), Neighbours Regional Association of Rouyn-Noranda, North Shore Community Association (NSCA), Townshippers’ Association, Vision Gaspé-Percé Now 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION


The objective of the CHSSN Distance Community Support Program is to support communities and professionals in building partnerships for the delivery of public health education and information in the English language.

To achieve the objective of the Distance Community Support Program, the partnerships established in the years 2005-2009 with the CHSSN and the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) will be maintained through 2010-2013 and the delivery of community health education training will be expanded to include new partners and Telehealth sites. New sites will be added each year and local follow-up activities will ensure the sustainability of the project.

The Distance Community Support Program will continue to tailor the distance community health education sessions to the specific health priorities identified in the target communities.

The Distant Community Support Program will serve English-speaking people in ten communities, with two new communities added by 2013. The target English-speaking communities in the Distance Community Support Program are:

  • Region 11, Magdalen Islands
  • Region 11, Gaspé (New Carlisle)
  • Region 11, Gaspé (Percé)
  • Region 09, Lower North Shore
  • Region 09, Baie-Comeau
  • Region 12, Thetford Mines
  • Region 08, Rouyn-Noranda
  • Region 07, Outaouais
  • Region 16, Brome-Missisquoi
  • Region 05, Estrie

BUDGET ALLOCATED FOR 2010-2013: $306,900


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SPECIAL PROJECT TITLE (2011-2012)


CHSSN - Distance Community Support Program - 2011-2012 Special Project

ORGANIZATION


Community Health and Social Services Network (CHSSN)

PARTNERS


AMI-Quebec, Heritage Lower Saint Lawrence, Jeffery Hale Hospital - Saint Brigid’s, Vision Gaspé-Percé Now

PROJECT DESCRIPTION 


The objective of the project is twofold:

1)    To further support communities and professionals in building partnerships for the delivery of public health education and information in the English language by providing videoconferencing equipment to two communities and two partners who are involved in the Distance Community Support Program.

  • To expand the delivery of community health education, as per CHSSN’s work plan. CHSSN will purchase videoconference equipment for Vision Gaspé Percé Now and Heritage Lower Saint Lawrence, as well as a smaller purchase of equipment for CHSSN partner AMI-Québec that will be responsible for providing bridging capabilities for these two organizations.
  • As per CHSSN’s 2010-2013 work plan, to expand the partnership between the CHSSN and the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) to include an additional institution: Jeffery Hale Hospital - Saint Brigid’s. To this end, CHSSN has purchased videoconference equipment to equip Jeffery Hale Hospital - Saint Brigid’s as a broadcast site for network communities from the institution’s Québec City site.

2)    To further support communities and professionals in building partnerships for the delivery of public health education and information in the English language by promoting the use of Community Health Education program (CHEP) Session DVDs within all 12 community networks.

The above activities meet with the Distance Community Support Program objective to maintain existing delivery of community health education training and also expand it to include new partners and Telehealth sites. The new sites added each year and local follow-up activities will work to ensure the sustainability of the project.

BUDGET ALLOCATED FOR 2011-2012:   $39,000


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