In partnership with the AstraZeneca Young Health Program, we have been working to engage young people in understanding their health rights and communicating to government their needs for better health access and outcomes. This site itself was built on our research project with the University of Toronto and focus groups with people aged 15-30 to gain an understanding around the knowledge and experiences of youth when it comes to their health rights and health access.
In the past we have written direct policy recommendations around the three topics on the site: Health Rights Awareness; Shorter Waits for Mental Health Services; and A Voice For Youth. Additionally, we held a roundtable in Toronto and outlined recommendations for the Ontario Government with youth and stakeholders. Most importantly, now we want to hear from more Canadian youth – including you!
On October 30th, 2018, from 1-3pm EST, join us for an online cross-Canada focus group on youth health access and rights. The focus group will revolve around what your experience has been in accessing health services in your community and how you understand your health rights. This is your chance to help us write government recommendations tailored to your community’s needs!
Following the focus group, @TheYCRH will be hosting a Tweet chat from 3-4pm EST. We’ll use the hashtag, #YouthRightsCDN to talk about what policy actions we want to see to make youth health care and rights more accessible and how governments can partner with youth to make health policies stronger.
Find out more and help us spread the world with this handy toolkit!
We hope to see you online!
-Alyssa, Health Rights Lead