The HEART project is aimed at improving access to healthcare for marginalized populations in their local communities. It combines qualitative research methodology with research-based ‘legislative theatre’ to achieve these goals and assist in advocacy. The imperative to design health systems that meet the specific needs of marginalized populations is clear and urgent.
The HEART framework described in this handbook is a process that incorporates the lived experience of marginalized patients, gathered and analyzed through qualitative research, with innovative techniques of public and patient engagement to produce ‘patient-centered’ health policy that can inform the design of health systems.
- Healthcare First: Improving Access to Healthcare for the Homeless and Vulnerably Housed in Niagara – (HEART Report with full description and analysis of eight patient-centered policies that provide powerful options for local health system reform)
Authors: Rahat Hossain, Mo Moore, Natalie Ramsay, Michael Milo
Published By: HEART (Health and Equity through Advocacy, Research and Theatre)
Publication Date: June 2017