Due to the evolving Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) situation in Ontario, the Alliance for Healthier Communities' annual conference, Power in Community: A health system that works for everyone, rescheduled for September 30 - October 1, has been cancelled.
Across Canada, Community Health Centres (CHCs) have risen to the challenge. They are on the frontlines of testing, care and support, addressing the primary impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as secondary impacts like social isolation, mental illness, food insecurity, increased domestic violence, and other impacts.
Ontario’s most recent COVID-19 modelling, released on April 20, suggests we have reached the pandemic peak. By all accounts this represents a provincial turning point. But gains in slowing the spread of the virus are not equally felt or shared by all.
As regular routines are upended and in-person social activities and community programming are suspended to help slow the spread of COVID-19, social and community supports become even more essential. Read how social prescribing can be a tool to integrate health care and social supports during this time.