Jaydeep Atara

Jaydeep Atara

2019 Innovation Award - Greater Toronto

St. Leonard’s Place Peel

Nominator Comments:

Jaydeep has been a key player making community connections and identifying gaps in health care service at St. Leonard’s Place Peel.

After identifying that transportation difficulties and previous stigmatization with health care services meant that many clients were having difficulty accessing the influenza vaccine, Jaydeep organized public health to administer the vaccine at St. Leonard’s Place Peel. He then recruited agency front line staff help to encourage clients and staff to receive their influenza vaccine yearly, decreasing influenza transmission and risks.

Jaydeep also created safe, confidential spaces for Hepatitis C and HIV testing at St. Leonard’s Place Peel, and has since made this part of the agency’s regular health services.

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