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HEART: Health Equity through Advocacy, Research and Theatre (Performance fo...

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Lincoln Alexander Centre

160 King Street East

Hamilton, ON L8N 1B2

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HEART is a unique opportunity to hear about the experiences of those living in the extremes of poverty as they struggle to engage with the healthcare system. As well, HEART engages audiences to reflect and make policy suggestions that can promote health equity in our community! This performance for healthcare professionals will also be interprofessionals, promoting collaborating and allowing insight into the potential contributions of a variety of disciplines.

The HEART project began in Niagara and uncovered many challenges those individuals living at the extremes of poverty face in accessing and navigating the healthcare system. We are now bringing the project to Hamilton. Based on the study from Niagara, a research-based theatre production has been produced that illustrates these challenges. Members of the impacted community, healthcare professional students, and healthcare professionals will attend separate shows - This Friday evening show is intended for healthcare professionals.

Audiences will watch the play once in its entirety, the play will then be started again from the beginning, and the audience will be able to interrupt at any point, come up on stage, replace an actor in the scene, and try and solve the problem at hand. The solutions provided by the audience will be turned into policy drafts by a policy panel, and then the audience will vote upon which policies should be passed into legislation. We would like to invite you to be a part of this process.

Participants will be required to fill out short surveys prior to, and after the show

For more information, including video and interviews from the previous performance in Niagara, please see: https://heart-program.com/

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