When: 7a.m. to 6p.m. – Thursday, March 2, 2017
Where: LIVE Broadcast from Toronto Western Hospital, 399 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario
Supporting: The Asian Community Health Fund at UHN
Improving the health of the Chinese-Canadian community.
Patients of Chinese origin are one of the three highest populated ethnic patient groups treated at University Health Network (Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital), particularly in relation to diabetes, obesity, cancer, liver disease and mental health.
Fairchild Radio Toronto and Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation (TGWHF) have partnered to help foster public education and care for patients of Chinese origin, ensuring that they have access to information in various languages about our world-class medical programs, disease prevention and treatment while receiving the best healthcare possible.
For patients and families who do not speak English or who are newcomers to Canada, the healthcare system can be overwhelming. Language and cultural differences can make it difficult for patients to communicate their needs and concerns — and to understand their treatment. Creating culturally competent healthcare programs and services that provide expert care for a multicultural population help keep our communities healthy. Multicultural healthcare also empowers Chinese-Canadian patients and their families to become educated about some of the emerging health challenges and diseases that are impacting their quality of life.
About the Asian Community Health Fund
Funds raised through the radiothon will support the Asian Community Health Fund at Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation. This special projects fund will be used to support healthcare programs and services that provide direct treatment to patients of Chinese origin at Toronto Western Hospital and Toronto General Hospital.
Some of the programs and services that this initiative will fund include: Asian Initiative in Mental Health (AIM), Liver Clinic, Patient & Family Education, Asian Translations & Interpretation Services.