This episode companion document provides a new way to engage with the Mind the Disruption podcast. It includes a written transcript of Season 1, Episode 4 “Disrupting migrant work” with key quotes and related resources to prompt discussion, reflection and action.
A bridge to universal healthcare: The benefits of Ontario’s program to make hospital care accessible to all residents of the province
In March 2020, Ontario's Ministry of Health temporarily expanded hospital funding to cover all uninsured residents. This report gathers data from health care professionals to document how this unique funding expansion impacted the health and well-being of uninsured individuals.
Hospital care for patients uninsured due to immigration status during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto: Lessons from front-line knowledge translation
Migrants are systemically excluded from universal health coverage, an important social determinant of health. This article describes a model of knowledge translation led by front-line workers to improve access to health services for migrants living in Ontario.
Precarious immigration status, precarious health: Working together to ensure healthcare for all women living in Quebec
This report from Doctors of the World highlights the significant unmet sexual and reproductive health needs of migrant women living in Quebec without health care coverage and calls for action to advance public health and gender equality.
This global report defines key concepts, brings together literature and data on the health status and determinants of health for migrants and refugees, and lays out a framework for essential, urgent action for shared health.