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Connected Communities: Building Equitable Integrated Healthcare

The Alliance's comprehensive primary health care conference Connected Communities is here!

DATE: June 7-8, 2023

VENUE: Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel & Suites, 600 Hwy 7, Richmond Hill, ON L4B 1B2

As Ontario continues to transform its health system, health equity and community health and wellbeing must be front of mind. With health systems in crisis in Canada and around the world, governments and policymakers are urgently searching for solutions and sustainable models that can meet the needs of their populations while promoting equitable health and wellbeing. Continuing to constantly work in crisis and emergency mode simply isn’t an option. The question is: How do we build a system that can help prevent illness and avoid crises, reduce strain on the health system, while building up programs, organizations and networks that support people to be well, stay well, and live well in their communities?

This conference will be an opportunity to imagine and learn about what an integrated health system built around health equity can look like, and the steps needed to get there. We cordially invite you to join us in person for Connected Communities: Building Equitable Integrated Healthcare. This Primary Health Care Conference will focus on ways to centre community voices and needs, and how to build foundations on comprehensive primary health care, health promotion, chronic disease prevention and management, and actively addressing the determinants of health (housing, income, food security, etc.). Health disparities in resources and access to care disproportionately affect marginalized people and communities, especially Black and racialized populations; Indigenous people; Francophone communities; people who identify as 2SLGBTQ+; people living on low incomes; and people living in rural, remote and Northern communities, among others. We need a health system that builds connected communities based on marginalized populations’ needs and community-led innovation and solutions.

At the Connected Communities conference, we will focus on building relationships between clinicians and non-clinicians, tapping into new research results and evidence-informed practices that are delivering results, and learning about the work needed to make good on the commitment to health equity and why it matters to overall health system stability and sustainability.

Stay tuned to learn more about how you can present at the Conference!

Here's how you can join the Conference as a sponsor or exhibitor!

Learn more about last year's Conference here!