Summary: Addressing the health equity impacts of virtual care

In response to the rapid shift toward virtual care during the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health and addiction stakeholders from across Ontario came together to form the Mental Health and Addiction (MHA) Virtual Care Collaboration. In this series of resources, Connecting care to clients: Innovations in virtual care, we summarize virtual care innovations currently happening in Ontario.

Many people face barriers to using virtual services. In response, a recent commentary by Allison Crawford and Eva Serhal (2020) emphasizes the importance of considering health equity in designing and delivering virtual care. This synopsis summarizes their recommendations to help healthcare providers assess and address health equity in virtual care, with a focus on best practices, training, and equipment and connectivity.

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