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Queen's University
 

ICACBR

Canada - Latvia Collaboration, Education and Policy Development in Disability


Project Information

Name:

Canada - Latvia Collaboration, Education and Policy Development in Disability

Donors:

$29,970 - ICACBR and Queen's University School of Rehabilitation Therapy $39,995 - Baltics Initiative Program via Federation of International Training $8,395 - Baltic Partner

Budget:

$78,360  CAD

Duration:

April 2000 - December 2000

Primary Site:

Riga Latvia

Beneficiaries:

  • Persons with disabilities

  • Organizations of persons with disabilities

  • Health and rehabilitation professionals

  • Health and rehabilitation educators

  • Policy makers


Overview

In the past, Latvia, like other countries in the Baltics, had a highly institutional approach to the delivery of medical and rehabilitation services to persons with disabilities. Health professionals perceived disability as a medical problem and not a social one. In 1998, the Latvian Government, in collaboration with the World Bank, created a plan for health care reform based on primary health care. The plan's framework also identified the need for improvement in rehabilitation services for the population of disabled persons. The plan called for improvement in rehabilitation services in three different areas: policy development, professional education for rehabilitation personnel, and demonstration models of community rehabilitation services.

 Full Project Details - Canada-Latvia Collab.pdf

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