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Your Brain Health Series: Dimensions of Care

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September 27
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
Add to Calendar September 27 5:30 pm September 27 6:30 pm America/New_York Your Brain Health Series: Dimensions of Care

Brain disorders, such as concussion, epilepsy, and depression, have societal impacts beyond the one in three individuals living with the condition. Family, friends, co-workers, and community are all affected and their involvement to is essential in providing much needed care and support.

 

So, what does it take to think beyond the traditional boundaries of healthcare? And how can we, as a society, put the right support in place to improve the lives of people with brain disorders?

 

In this OBI Public Talk, join a group of experts ready to share proven pathways to care as well as identify community organizations set up to support those in need.

 

Speakers:

  • Denis Boileau, executive director of Vista Centre Brain Injury Services, an organization supporting people whose lives have been affected by acquired brain injury, holds degrees in social psychology, kinesiology and administration. A recipient of the United Way’s Community Builder of the Year award, he has worked for both the Canadian federal Ministry of Health and the Ontario provincial Ministry of Health. Denis has also been the executive director of three occupational health clinics servicing Eastern Ontario, located in Ottawa, and Northern Ontario, located in Sudbury and Thunder Bay.
  • Dr. Fatimah Jackson-Best, project manager for the Black Health Alliance’s Pathways to Care Project, which seeks to improve access to mental health and addictions services for Black children, youth, and their families, is a public health researcher with a specialization in mental health and focuses on communities in Canada and the Caribbean. Fatimah holds a PhD from the University of Toronto Dalla Lana School of Public Health and is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact at McMaster University.
  • Katelynn Thibert, President of the Board of Directors for Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario (ESWO) and mother of two children, one of whom lives with epilepsy, holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Windsor. She has also worked for the Ontario Ministry of the Solicitor General for 11 years as a probation/parole office. She became involved with ESWO in 2018 when her oldest son was diagnosed with Infantile Spasms, a rare and catastrophic form of childhood epilepsy, in 2018. Katelynn has lived experience navigating the medical system and can speak to both what is working as well as gaps in service through a lens of advocacy.

 

Moderator – Mary Secco, co-creator of the Clinic to Community© health care linkage program and Chair of Global Outreach at the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE)

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Brain disorders, such as concussion, epilepsy, and depression, have societal impacts beyond the one in three individuals living with the condition. Family, friends, co-workers, and community are all affected and their involvement to is essential in providing much needed care and support.

 

So, what does it take to think beyond the traditional boundaries of healthcare? And how can we, as a society, put the right support in place to improve the lives of people with brain disorders?

 

In this OBI Public Talk, join a group of experts ready to share proven pathways to care as well as identify community organizations set up to support those in need.

 

Speakers:

  • Denis Boileau, executive director of Vista Centre Brain Injury Services, an organization supporting people whose lives have been affected by acquired brain injury, holds degrees in social psychology, kinesiology and administration. A recipient of the United Way’s Community Builder of the Year award, he has worked for both the Canadian federal Ministry of Health and the Ontario provincial Ministry of Health. Denis has also been the executive director of three occupational health clinics servicing Eastern Ontario, located in Ottawa, and Northern Ontario, located in Sudbury and Thunder Bay.
  • Dr. Fatimah Jackson-Best, project manager for the Black Health Alliance’s Pathways to Care Project, which seeks to improve access to mental health and addictions services for Black children, youth, and their families, is a public health researcher with a specialization in mental health and focuses on communities in Canada and the Caribbean. Fatimah holds a PhD from the University of Toronto Dalla Lana School of Public Health and is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact at McMaster University.
  • Katelynn Thibert, President of the Board of Directors for Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario (ESWO) and mother of two children, one of whom lives with epilepsy, holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Windsor. She has also worked for the Ontario Ministry of the Solicitor General for 11 years as a probation/parole office. She became involved with ESWO in 2018 when her oldest son was diagnosed with Infantile Spasms, a rare and catastrophic form of childhood epilepsy, in 2018. Katelynn has lived experience navigating the medical system and can speak to both what is working as well as gaps in service through a lens of advocacy.

 

Moderator – Mary Secco, co-creator of the Clinic to Community© health care linkage program and Chair of Global Outreach at the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE)