When you ask Fraser Ratchford how we can achieve an equitable mental health system, he’ll tell you it comes down to one thing: reducing any and all barriers.
Currently residing in Toronto, Canada, Fraser has spent over 30 years in various settings of the health sector developing unique strategies through his out of the box approach to problem solving. He has joined Stepped Care Solutions as Vice-President of Strategic Relations. Stepped Care Solutions (SCS) is a not-for-profit mental health system consultancy group whose vision is wellbeing everywhere. SCS is dedicated to collaborating with organizations, communities and institutions to support access to flexible, high-quality resources and services using a transformative model of practice known as Stepped Care 2.0 (SC2.0). At the heart of this model is a proactive commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion that intentionally addresses injustices within current systems of care. The foundational design of SC2.0 puts into action social justice principles throughout its operations.
Fraser brings a wealth of knowledge, fresh yet practical perspectives, and experience energetically leading teams towards a common goal to engage key stakeholders on mental health care system transformation. A collaborator at heart and in practice, Fraser provides strategic guidance by putting individuals with lived experiences at the forefront, emphasizing the importance of listening to the ideas and stories of others to inform decisions. Grounded with a background in computer science and business and a breadth of experience in the digital health space, Fraser brings tremendous value in his people-first approach.