Sudbury And District Health Unit: A Case Study

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The enablers for the equity program for the Sudbury and District Health Unit includes multiple groups within the community who contribute their time, resources, money, and knowledge outside the organization. Without the local and provincial governments, as well as tax paying citizens, the project would not have been possible. In addition, thanks to over 50 different community stakeholders who have shared their opinions and helped ensure every member of the community were part of the initiative, the equity program became a plan with a positive future. These contributors and partnerships act as regulators and allies for the Health Unit, and help the organization achieve its mission by ensuring the budget is manageable and that the
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The staff is behind the development and awareness, and the patients/residents are the main reason behind the idea and the project. The staff must be engaged and dedicated to making the program easily accessible to the public and without them, residents within the community would have no professional expert to go to in order to gain more information. The equity program is aiming to reach different demographics and low-income families; therefore, without the support or participation of these publics, the equity program would be going to waste and would fail to benefit the community.

(Secondary Publics) For the equity program and strategic plan to be successful, those who take advantage of what’s available will need to influence those around them and recommend the services. Local physicians in the medical field may also suggest patients to visit the Health Unit due to their income or living situation. Once these influencers spread the word about the available program, they will then become secondary publics to the project. Along with those informed about the program, friends and family will become involved and interested, reinforcing the goal and making the objectives become reality.

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