COVID Vaccine Town Hall: Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 16:00
March 16, 4:00 pm
The rollout of COVID-19 vaccines is advancing in Ontario. The quick development and approval of these vaccines has left many people, including healthcare workers with questions.Are these vaccines effective? What about the new COVID-19 variants? Are they safe for people with comorbidities? How common are adverse effects? Why are there so many, and are they equally good? Should I wait for more data before I get vaccinated?
When Grief Comes to Work: Loss in Community Health Care
Friday, April 23, 2021 - 12:00
This hour will begin with an overview of how grief and traumatic loss show up at work and impact us and our teams. There will be time towards the end of the session for participants to gather in breakout rooms and discuss the ways that loss shows up for us in our work. Breakout rooms will also provide an opportunity for mutual support.
Lunch 'n' Learn Webinar: Understanding the Differences between Rural and Urban Healthcare Needs
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 12:00
Rural communities make up 18% of the national population, but they are only served by 8% of all practicing physicians in Canada. Rural populations have also been found to be, on average, older, less affluent, and less healthy than their urban counterparts. Ontario Community Health Centres (CHCs) strive to offer services specifically tailored to their communities, which is particularly valuable in rural communities that may have to prioritize the services they offer based on the limited resources available.
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.