Health Experience and Access for Refugee Claimants in Toronto

Our team looked into the facilitators and barriers to accessing health care services for Refugee Claimants in Toronto.
Refugee Claimants are covered under the Interim Federal Health Plan (IFHP) which is a federally funded program. There has been found a significant knowledge gap amongst Refugee Claimants regarding their coverage and how to navigate the Ontario system.
We conducted a qualitative study, using semi-structured interviews to speak to the claimants directly and understand their problem space.
This led to the creation of a Knowledge translation tool, a 3 minute informational video that refugee claimants can view to understand IFHP better.

Our team looked into the facilitators and barriers to accessing health care services for Refugee Claimants in Toronto.
Refugee Claimants are covered under the Interim Federal Health Plan (IFHP) which is a federally funded program. There has been found a significant knowledge gap amongst Refugee Claimants regarding their coverage and how to navigate the Ontario system.
We conducted a qualitative study, using semi-structured interviews to speak to the claimants directly and understand their problem space.
This led to the creation of a Knowledge translation tool, a 3 minute informational video that refugee claimants can view to understand IFHP better.

Capstone Summary:

Capstone Team: 

Dr. Ibrahim S. Alshaygy, MD MHSc MD MHSc (c)

Orthopaedic Oncology at Mount Sinai Hospital Orthopaedic Oncology at Mount Sinai Hospital
Clinical Fellow Clinical Fellow

 

Ms. Christina Beharry, HBSc. Psychology Graduate Certificate in Autism and Behavioural Science HBSc. Psychology Graduate Certificate in Autism and Behavioural Science

Teaching Assistant - The University of Toronto Scarborough Teaching Assistant - The University of Toronto Scarborough

 

Mr. Jonathan Sangjin Lee, Bachelor of Health Science, McMaster University Bachelor of Health Science, McMaster University


 

Mrs. Connie Putterman, BA BA

Founder and Visionary, Canada-Israel Autism Research Initiative- International Collaborations in Autism Research Principal, Connie Putterman and Associates, Advisory and Advocacy in Patient/Parent Engagement in Neurodevelopmental/Autism Research, Disabilities and Inclusion Chair, Inclusion Committee, Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto Founder and Visionary, Canada-Israel Autism Research Initiative- International Collaborations in Autism Research Principal, Connie Putterman and Associates, Advisory and Advocacy in Patient/Parent Engagement in Neurodevelopmental/Autism Research, Disabilities and Inclusion Chair, Inclusion Committee, Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto

 

Capstone Supervisor:

Prof. Joseph Ferenbok, PhD

Translational Research Program Temerty Faculty of Medicine University of Toronto
Revolutionary Translator Director

Capstone Advisory Committee:

Shazeen Suleman,

St. Michael's Unity Health Toronto
General Pediatrics

Vanessa Redditt,

University of Toronto

Clara Juando-Prats, PhD, MSc, BScN

Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute
Associate Scientist

"Experiential learning helps to shape the direction of your projects. It’s not just keeping us engaged as students but shaping the path of what we’re doing.”

 - Katie Tucker, Cohort 2017