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Measuring Structural Stigma in Health Care

Addressing stigma in health care is crucial for individuals with mental health or substance use issues. The Mental Health Commission of Canada has developed two tools, the Stigma Cultures in Healthcare Scale (SCHCS) and the Structural Stigma in Mental Health Care Scale (SSMHCS), to assess and tackle structural stigma. Organizations, large or small, are invited to learn more about these tools and to pilot them to identify areas for improvement, monitor progress, and demonstrate their commitment to a stigma-free health system.

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