Improving mental health services for immigrant, refugee, ethno-cultural and racialized groups Issues and options for service improvement

"Improving services and outcomes for immigrant, refugee, ethno-cultural and racialized groups (IRER), is a common challenge for mental health systems in high income countries. The Service Systems Advisory Committee of the Mental Health Commission established a project to consider the issues and options for service improvement for IRER groups and to report to the Commission. The aim was to help their deliberations on how the goals of the Mental Health Strategy for Canada could be achieved."

-MHCC Diversity Task Group with support from CAMH & MHCC:
Researchers: Kwame McKenzie (Principal Investigator), Emily Hansson (Research Coordinator), Andrew Tuck (Research Analyst), Janice Lam and Fatimah Jackson (research assistants)
Task group: Howard Chodos, Kwasi Kafele, Laurence Kirmayer, Brenda Leung (Associate Research Officer), Ted Lo, Steve Lurie, Gillian Mulvale, Sri Pendakur, Adriana Reina, Aseefa Sarang, Miriam Stewart, and Robert Wright.

November 12, 2009