Resources

Resources for health care providers, students, and patients!

Health Equity Workshop Summaries

Intro to Health Equity Workshop Summary

This summary is a comprehensive recap of the content discussed in the Peer Med Foundation’s Intro to Health Equity Workshop. Topics include defining health equity, the social determinants of health, how to address the social determinants of health, Dr. Juliet Daniel’s talk on triple negative breast cancer, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health inequities.

Intro to Health Equity Workshop Cheat Sheet

This one-pager is an abbreviated snapshot of the content covered in the Peer Med Foundation’s Intro to Health Equity Workshop, in case you’re too busy for a long read! The Intro to Health Equity Workshop cheat sheet covers the most fundamental points of our workshop, such as how health equity and inequity are defined, what the social determinants of health are, and how health care providers can address the social determinants of health to work towards health equity.


How to Navigate the Interim Federal Health Program: A Guide for Patients

This guide, developed for patients, covers all of the aspects of the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) that are essential for patients to know, such as what the IFHP is, who is eligible for the program, what the IFHP covers, how to apply for the IFHP, and how to get health products and services covered by the IFHP once registered.


Guides on Skincare for Dark Skin Tones

Skincare for Dark Skin Tones: A Guide for Patients

This guide, developed for patients, provides information about skincare for people of colour which is often overlooked by a field that still views light skin tones as the default. This resource covers common myths about dark skin and the underlying truths, recommendations for skincare products which have been specifically designed for dark skin tones, skincare ingredients that are particularly beneficial for dark skin, and a list of dermatologists in Canada with expertise in caring for people of colour.

Skincare for Dark Skin Tones: A Guide for Health-Care Providers and Students

This guide, developed for health-care providers and students, aims to address the flaws in traditional medical education today by providing information that will help readers become more inclusive health-care providers. This resource includes tips for how to provide more inclusive skincare, product recommendations for patients of colour, common myths about dark skin and the underlying truths, information on skin conditions that are particularly common among people of colour, and recommendations of dermatology texts and image banks which focus on skin of colour.

Decolonizing Dermatology Workshop Recordings

Decolonizing Dermatology Part 1: Dermatology for Dark Skin and Why It’s Important

Decolonizing Dermatology Part 2: Representation in Medical Illustration Matters

Decolonizing Dermatology Part 3: Addressing Racial Bias in Medical Education


LGBTQ+ Resources for Patients

Finding an LGBTQ-Friendly Healthcare Provider: A Guide for Patients

Many LGBTQ+ patients avoid/delay care or receive inappropriate care because of discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity. This guide was created to help LGBTQ+ patients find supportive healthcare providers. We’ve compiled a list of LGBTQ-friendly healthcare providers located in 8 provinces across Canada. In this guide, you will find the names of these healthcare providers or clinics, their addresses, and their contact information.

Topics for Gay Men to Discuss with Healthcare Providers

This one pager lists 6 health topics that are particularly important for gay men to pay attention to and discuss with their healthcare providers. Starting a conversation about these topics with your healthcare provider during your next visit can help you ensure that you are getting the best quality of healthcare possible, catered to your unique needs.

Topics for Lesbians to Discuss with Healthcare Providers

This one pager lists 6 health topics that are particularly important for lesbians to pay attention to and discuss with their healthcare providers. Starting a conversation about these topics with your healthcare provider during your next visit can help you ensure that you are getting the best quality of healthcare possible, catered to your unique needs.


LGBTQ+ Resources of Healthcare Providers

“We Support Quality Health Care for All” Poster with Resources, Version 1

“We Support Quality Health Care for All” Poster with Resources, Version 2

“All Are Welcome” Pride Flag Poster

Many LGBTQ+ patients are uncomfortable and wary in healthcare settings because they fear facing discrimination from their healthcare providers, often due to past experiences where this has occurred. To help put your LGBTQ+ patients at ease and make it easier to have open conversations about their sexuality and gender identity, consider printing out some of these posters and displaying them in waiting rooms and hallways to make it clear that discrimination is not tolerated in your hospital/clinic.


Providing Effective Care for 2SLGBTQIA Patients Workshop Series Recordings

Workshop #1: Introduction to the LGBTQ+ Population and Health

Workshop #3: Providing Effective Care for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Patients

Workshop #5: Providing Effective Care for Trans and Non-Binary Patients

Workshop #2: Heteronormativity and the Pathologization of LGBTQ+ Lives

Workshop #4: Providing Effective Care for Asexual Patients

Workshop #6: Providing Effective Care for LGBTQ+ Adolescents and Youth


Dismantling Medical Ableism Workshop Recording

In this workshop, we provide an introduction to what disabilities are, as well as the different kinds of ableism that exist in our society. We are also joined by Jerusha Mather, a PhD candidate, poet, and advocate who shares her experiences and insights regarding the need for more representation of people with disabilities in the medical field.


Democratizing Gynaecology: Abortion Access in Post-Roe America Workshop Recording

In this workshop, we discuss the history and current context of Roe v. Wade, the importance of abortion rights, the state of abortion access and provision post-Roe, some of the reproductive health trends that are emerging after the overturning of Roe v. Wade, such as increased interest in sterilization, and finally, things that you can do to help promote abortion rights/access!