As the first and main point of access to services, primary care acts as a “front door” to health care systems in Canada but inequities in access to primary care undermine access throughout health systems. In this talk, Dr. Ruth Lavergne shares evidence that primary care reforms have entrenched rather than reduced inequities in access, and explores the impacts of rapid transitions in primary care delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our Health Matters: Indian Trans Men and Transmasculine Health is a mixed-methods community-based participatory research project on the social determinants of transmasculine people’s mental health and access to care in India. In this talk, Dr. Ayden Scheim and Shaman Gupta discuss research gaps in transmasculine health, and how their project leverages community strengths and knowledge to begin filling these gaps.
Jessy Dame gives our next Spotlight Series talk on Wednesday, May 4. Using a decolonizing lens, he will excavate Two-Spirit history to challenge the current state of Two-Spirit erasure, addressing how internal and systemic binaries are forced upon data collection and the research process.