On June 29th We faciliated a discussion about Integrated Youth Services and what a youth hub looks like in practice. We were joined by Maria Talotta, Director Strategy and Transformation, Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario (YWHO).
Maria Talotta (They/She/Elle) is the Director of Strategy and Transformation at Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario (YWHO). Their work brings people together to co-develop and implement YWHO’s Integrated Youth Services (IYS) model and to bring to life YWHO’s vision of youth having ready access to high quality, developmentally appropriate, equitable and integrated mental health and substance use, primary care and social supports. Maria has a long history of partnership with youth, families, service providers and other system leaders working to co-develop system innovation and advance health equity and extensive experience in health equity strategy in system transformation at Ontario Health and Health Quality Ontario and Addictions and Mental Health Ontario. Maria started her career working in the child and youth mental health sector partnering with youth, families and communities to co-develop substance use service improvements and to build system capacity to provide harm reduction supports for youth.
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