Au sujet du RMSO

We are a group of healthcare providers and trainees who aim to address the social determinants of health, reduce social inequalities and improve the population health outcomes through an online platform. This platform, Social Medicine Network Ottawa(SMNO), is an initiative based on the principles of Social accountability, human dignity and equality (see “what is social accountability”). We aim to enhance the understanding of the health, particularly amongst the healthcare trainees, by providing information pertaining to the available opportunities and resources in and around the city of Ottawa. These resources include an interdisciplinary group of individuals and various community organizations offering a range of opportunities such as volunteering, clinical electives, research and leadership in areas involving the marginalized population.

This initiative, which builds upon, on the Social Medicine Network of British Columbia(see SMNBC) is open to public and is maintained by the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine Student Advisory Committee. Ultimately, we hope the Social Medicine Network will help bridge the gap between social and clinical medicine, allowing the healthcare trainees to better appreciate the impact of social factors on health, particularly amongst the marginalized population.

Le Réseau en médecine sociale de l’Université d’Ottawa facilite les contacts entre les organismes communautaires, les fournisseurs de soins de santé et les étudiants en santé, et favorise l’apprentissage, la création de liens et la multiplication des possibilités en médecine sociale. Cette initiative suit la voie tracée par le Social Medicine Network of British Columbia, qui contribue à l’amélioration de la santé et à la réduction des iniquités en matière de santé.