Reports & Publications

We are all Accountable: Collective Action Through Data to Co-design a More Equitable and Integrated Health System in Peel Region 

August 2023

This project grew from collective advocacy that expanded across communities, institutions and sectors in Peel. In 2021, leaders from community organizations in Peel came together with researchers and data scientists from the Institute for Better Health, including researchers from the Family and Child Health Initiative (FCHI) the  recognizing that collective action was needed to create system level change. This project has allowed us to begin to collectively explore how integrated data that captures the social determinants of health (SDOH) could be used to create action. The final report from this project are available at the following link:  https://familyandchildhealth.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/Study-Final-Report-2023-1.pdf  

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Peel Family Support Network Community Needs Assessment
May 2022

Family and Child Health Initiative on behalf of the Peel Family Support Network. A Needs Assessment to Support Collective Action for COVID-19 Pandemic Support and Recovery with Families in the Peel Region. Mississauga ON: Institute for Better Health, May 2022. PFSN-Needs-Assessment-Report_FINAL_v2.pdf (familyandchildhealth.ca)

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Peel Family Support Network Community Needs Assessment
May 2022

Family and Child Health Initiative on behalf of the Peel Family Support Network. A Needs Assessment to Support Collective Action for COVID-19 Pandemic Support and Recovery with Families in the Peel Region. Mississauga ON: Institute for Better Health, May 2022. PFSN-Needs-Assessment-Report_FINAL_v2.pdf (familyandchildhealth.ca)

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Addressing Weight Bias and Stigma in Healthcare Pilot Study
October 2021

Martel, S., Andrews, A., Griffin, L., Hollahan, A., Meerai, S., Friedman, M., Heidebrecht, C., D’Silva, C., Fierheller, D. & Zenlea, I. (2021). Raising awareness of weight-based oppression in health care: Reflections on lived experience education as emotional labor. In Weight Bias in Health Education (pp. 87-99). Routledge. ISBN 9780367522308.

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Understanding Social Networks of KidFit Families
April-May 2021

D’Silva, C., Thompson, B., Fierheller, D., Martel, S., Yousefi Nooraie, R., Zenlea, I. Consider the context: An analysis of personal social networks of caregivers of children participating in a paediatric weight management program. Clinical Obesity. 2021;e12456. https://doi.org/10.1111/cob.12456

Yousefi Nooraie, R., Thompson, B., D’Silva, C., Zenlea, I., Tabatabaee, M., & Mohammad Aghaei, A. (2021). A fused mixed-methods approach to thematic analysis of personal networks: Two case studies of caregiver support networks. Network Science, 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1017/nws.2021.4

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Anti-Black Racism & Systemic Discrimination Healthcare Collective Call to Action
February 2021

Anti-Black Racism & Systemic Discrimination Healthcare Collective Call to Action (2021). Mississauga ON: February 2021. Anti-Black Racism & Systemic Discrimination Healthcare Collective – https://familyandchildhealth.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Co-Designing-an-Equitable-and-Inclusive-Health-System-in-Peel_FINAL_8_2_2021-1-1.pdf

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FCHI Community Engagement (2019)
June 2020

Martel, S., Heidebrecht, C., D’Silva, C., Singh, N., Fierheller, D., & Zenlea, I. (2021). Building a community-based participatory approach to child, youth, and family health: Learnings from organizational engagement in the Peel Region of Ontario. Families, Systems, & Health, 39(3), 443–453. https://doi.org/10.1037/fsh0000622

Martel S., D’Silva C., Fierheller D., Heidebrecht C., Singh N., and Zenlea I., on behalf of the FCHI. Family and Child Health Initiative (FCHI) 2019 Community Engagement Report. Mississauga ON: Institute for Better Health, June 2020. https://familyandchildhealth.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/FCHI_2019-Engagement-Report_June-2020.pdf

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