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Power in Community Virtual Conference

Power in Community
June 16-17, 2021

For the first time ever, the Alliance for Healthier Communities will host our comprehensive primary health care conference online. Join us on June 16-17, 2021, for Power in Community.

COVID-19 has amplified and exacerbated existing health inequities. We know that bouncing back to the old “normal” is not an option for Indigenous people, Black and racialized populations, people living on low incomes, isolated seniors in rural areas and other marginalized communities. We need systemic solutions to help us move forward to a healthier, more equitable and more sustainable future.

Coming at a strategic moment in Ontario’s transforming health system, this inclusive, action-oriented conference will challenge attendees to reimagine what a healthy recovery should look like and how we can redesign a health system that works for everyone. Together we will delve into the roots of structural and systemic inequities and explore promising strategies to advance community-led and equity-focused primary health care.

Learning Sessions

In addition to four thought-provoking plenaries, the conference will feature a wide range of health equity-focused presentations and workshops. They range from governance in the Ontario Health Teams landscape, to virtual health care innovation, to prioritizing racial equity through partnerships, and from adapting interventions for homeless populations during the pandemic, to rural mobile outreach, cyber-security, innovations in 2SLGBTQ+ care, climate change, social prescriptions and much more.

Register now

Unlike in previous years, of course, there are no travel or hotel commitments – so we’re hoping to make this one of our biggest gatherings ever. Register now!

This conference is an excellent opportunity to share knowledge and tools, build relationships, tap into new networks and open dialogue with a wide range of primary health care staff, board members, health system leaders, community partners, researchers, planners and policy makers.