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When patients can’t afford to take medications prescribed by their doctors, it impacts their overall health and use of other health care services. This project will help us understand the role income-based deductibles play in the use of pharmaceuticals as well as other services. The results of this project may inform policy and contribute to sustainability of BC’s health care system.
Fraser Health’s Sehat Wellness Ambassadors program is developing interventions to help members of the South Asian community improve health related behaviours. IHSTS is helping Fraser Health design and test these interventions. By focusing on Patient-Centred Design, and using rapid prototyping to trial different approaches, the team is learning about how to engage different members of this community in conversations about their health.
IHSTS is funding the Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addiction to conduct a scoping project examining St. Paul’s Hospital’s new model for outpatient psychiatric care, which refers patients with mild to moderate disorders to community-based services.