STEP ONE! Primary Care in a Reactive Health System
November 07, 2018
Dance Studio, The Al & Malka Green Artists' Health Centre, Toronto Western Hospital | 4:00 - 6:00PM
What’s this got to do with stress?
Primary healthcare providers, such as family doctors and nurse practitioners, are the starting point to accessing healthcare services in Ontario. They can treat many health conditions (including stress-related ones) and can lessen the stress that often comes from accessing further healthcare services.
Join this workshop to explore your primary care options and learn about preventative care in different stages of adulthood. Discuss the barriers artists face in the healthcare system and how a primary care provider can help you navigate through them.
In this workshop, you can expect to:
- Learn the difference between responsive and reactive healthcare
- Understand the Ontario healthcare system and how a primary care provider can help you navigate through it
- Get tips for self-advocacy, so that you can speak up for your best interests in the healthcare system
- Discover what primary care services are available at The Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre
Who is facilitating?
Jessica Connor is the Nurse Practitioner at The Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre. She has worked as a nurse in community health, mental health and pediatrics and is passionate about helping people live their healthiest lives. Prior to becoming a nurse, Jessica could be found at her piano performing and instructing, playing various woodwind instruments in ensemble settings, and participating in choir.
This workshop is part of the series “STRESSED! How to handle an artists’ life in 9 sessions”. All sessions take place on the 1st Wednesday of the month, 4-6pm, at The Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre from September 2018 – May 2019. For more information, visit artistshealth.com/workshops/stressed
Artists’ Health Alliance gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.
Artists’ Health Alliance would also like to thank The Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre for their support of this series. We are separate organizations who work towards a common vision that all artists can be healthy artists.
FacilitatorsJessica Connor, NP.
Time4 - 6PM
LocationDance Studio, The Al & Malka Green Artists' Health Centre, Toronto Western Hospital | 4:00 - 6:00PM
In order to prioritize accessibility, our workshops are Pay-What-You-Can. Anyone is welcome to attend at no cost. Contributions help cover costs and subsidize attendance. Suggested contributions: $7, $15, $25 or $35 per person, per workshop.
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