Plenary- Inspiring community models and approaches to meet the needs of at-risk children
Intervention approaches with vulnerable communities or communities with unique needs require a great adaptability to change and versatility with respect to specific environments. It is thanks to consistent work in the field and proximity with various stakeholders that close ties and trust can be developed. The Center for Medical Home Implementation and the RICHER Initiative are examples of models that have been implemented in different environments (USA and western Canada); they are solid frameworks that not only enable intervention professionals to reach target populations but also ensure their long-term viability. During this session, speakers will present inspiring models and approaches, and how they improved the overall health of vulnerable children in their communities. They will also address how global and health care can be adapted to different cultures.
Moderator: Julie Desharnais and Anne-Marie Bureau