Program overview :
Healthcare Excellence Canada and the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (the Partnership) are supporting up to 20 communities over four years to improve care experiences, access to care and health outcomes.
Many current models of palliative care don’t consider the unique barriers faced by people experiencing homelessness or vulnerable housing in accessing care. This can make it harder for them to access this type of care when they need it most. Improving equity in access to palliative approaches to care can:
Improving Equity in Access to Palliative Care brings together diverse perspectives and experiences, including people with lived and living experiences. The program aims to help communities make measurable improvement in access to palliative care with and for people experiencing homelessness or vulnerable housing. Communities participating in the program will:
In fall 2022, 10 communities were welcomed into the first cohort of this collaborative. The first cohort will continue their participation until 2026. Learn more about the participating communities and their diverse projects.
HEC and the Partnership are currently reviewing expressions of interest from communities interested in joining the second cohort of this program. Full applications are due October 25, 2023. Learn more about the Cohort 2 call for applications.