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Transformative Change in Action

Towards the Best Possible Health and Wellbeing for Everyone

Gloria Daybutch, Executive Director of N’Mninoeyaa Aboriginal Health Access Centre, received the Joe Leonard Award, recognizing her outstanding contributions to Indigenous health.

The North Simcoe Community Health Link was honoured for its work advancing Comprehensive Primary Health Care to better the health and wellbeing of people facing barriers to health.

Three Community Health Centres shared the honours for shifting the conversation on harm reduction and Supervised Injection Services in Ontario

To help people spread the word on social media about this gap in our healthcare system, the Ontario Oral Health Alliance produced a whiteboard video (below) that spotlights the connection between chronic disease and poor oral health care, as well as the social effects of not having access to dental care

Cancer screening rates in Ontario aren’t as high as they should be, and nowhere near provincial benchmarks. But Ontario’s Community Health Centres are seizing opportunities to increase screening rates with a robust health equity approach.

Across Ontario’s political spectrum, support is growing for a Basic Income Guarantee. The idea isn’t a new one, and the reasons for the growing support are many.

In The Book of Negroes, The Illegal as well as many other works, Hill has written extensively about social inequality- in particular racism. In advance of his conference keynote, Lawrence Hill joined us for a brief conversation to set the stage.

Across the province, CHCs are leading a ground-breaking initiative called “TeamCare”. It connects 370 primary care physicians and more than 4,500 of the people they serve, with 17 CHCs who have decades’ worth of in-depth of experience serving people with complex needs.

The Business Intelligence Reporting Tool (BIRT) -- developed by Community Health Centres and the Association of Ontario Health Centres to help inform quality improvement while measuring impacts of programs and services on people AOHC members serve -- has been internationally recognized by Healthcare Informatics, a leading publication in the Health IT sector based in the United States.

In the months to come, we'll be bringing you stories that show the impacts health promotion and health equity programs have when they’re embedded in Comprehensive Primary Health Care.