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The Alliance for Healthier Communities strongly condemns the racist and anti-immigrant sentiment characterizing the 2019 federal election.

The Alliance for Healthier Communities calls for the immediate implementation of recommendations put forward in the National Inquiry Report into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA people, (Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls).

The Alliance for Healthier Communities is the voice of community-governed primary health care in Ontario. Our vision is the best possible health and wellbeing for everyone. Members of the Alliance for Healthier Communities provide team-based health and social services, under one roof and close to home, for Ontario’s most vulnerable residents. Our 106 members include Community Health Centres, Aboriginal Health Access Centres, Community Family Health Teams and Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics who together serve approximately 5 per cent of the Ontario population.

April 1, 2019

Hon. Christine Elliott
Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
10th Floor, Hepburn Block
80 Grosvenor St
Toronto, ON M7A 1E9

Re: Decision on Consumption Treatment Services

Dear Minister Elliott,

The Alliance for Healthier Communities welcomes the first report of the Premier’s Council on Improving Healthcare and Ending Hallway Medicine.

A coalition of over 100 Community Health Centres, Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics, Aboriginal Health Access Centres and Community-Governed Family Health Teams, we are Ontario’s voice for health equity through comprehensive, community-governed primary health care.

October 22, 2018                                          

Re: Supervised Injection/Overdose Prevention Announcement

Dear Minister Elliott,

We welcome the Ontario government’s decision today to continue to fund and support supervised consumption and overdose prevention services for people who use drugs. We are further encouraged that you have committed to ensuring that existing services will continue without interruption while a new model is introduced, and that the three sites placed on pause in August will be able to open.

The Alliance for Healthier Communities congratulates the Ontario PC Party on their election win and looks forward to working with them to implement their healthcare platform.

TORONTO, June 4, 2018 – Ontario’s voice for community-governed comprehensive primary health care has a new name, and it’s official as of today: Alliance for Healthier Communities.

On December 6, the Auditor General released her audit of Community Health Centres (CHCs) in Ontario. The report also contains several mentions of other models of team-based primary health care including Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics (NPLCs), Family Health Teams (FHTs) and Aboriginal Health Access Centres (AHACs).

There is much to support in this report, and there are also areas for improvement. The Auditor General demonstrates a thorough understanding of our Model of Health and Wellbeing (p. 184) and states that:

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