Professor Doug Angus is helping to examine the most effective ways of applying an integrated health services model to linguistic minorities as part of research being undertaken on behalf of the French Language Health Services Network of Eastern Ontario.
Under a new mandate established in 2010, the Network will advise the regional health authorities, the Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) and the South East LHIN, on all health issues affecting the Francophone community in the region. Among the actions identified in its 2011-2012 work plan, the network will produce a literature review and a summary of healthcare best practices and lessons learned that can be used to optimize the integrated services model for linguistic minorities.
The winning application for this consulting assignment came from Benoît Hubert, Executive Vice-President of PGF Consultants Inc., Professor Angus and Suzanne Tremblay, Principal of Sultrem Inc. Their research will allow the Network to make evidence-based recommendations to the LHINs on how best to adapt healthcare integration models to the needs of the minority Francophone populations.
Doug Angus is a specialist in health economics and health policy who has been principal investigator and/or co investigator on research projects funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), most recently on a study comparing support services for seniors in the Champlain LHIN in Ontario and Marseilles, France.