Project Focuses on Barriers to Healthcare for Vulnerable Members of Community

The findings from five-years of community-based research that has looked at barriers to healthcare for those who struggle with issues such as poverty, lack of transportation, anxiety, depression, isolation, drug dependency and additions will be the focus of discussion during a series of community presentations being held over the next few weeks.

In partnership with the Ally Centre of Cape Breton, Cape Breton University Associate Professor of Sociology, Dr. Margaret Dechman, has been researching the very difficult, and often unbearable, situations people are facing when they fall outside of the healthcare system.

“Although each of us struggle to deal with our own health needs, we’re asking that people not lose sight of those who have given up or have been given up on,” says Dechman.

During the sessions, the team will present what they’ve learned through their research and offer solutions to overcome these problems.

The sessions are open to the public. All are welcome to attend.

Sydney Mines Firemen’s Club
Monday, October 16, 2017
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

New Waterford Public Library
Monday, October 23, 2017
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Wilfred Oram Centennial Library (North Sydney)
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Glace Bay Public Library
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Polish Village Hall (Whitney Pier)
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

For more information, please phone the Ally Centre of Cape Breton at 902.567.1766.