WE Breastfeed Cafés Serve Up More Than Coffee and Breastmilk

Peggy NickelsCHC Perspectives0 Comments

As you walk through the door and into a WE (Women Everywhere) Breastfeed Café on a Wednesday afternoon, the scene that greets you is a bit different from a typical café. Strollers are parked neatly down the hall, just outside the door. Volunteers greet newcomers at the door and help them with coats, offer them something to drink, and play with children on the other side of the room. Parents cuddling babies are seated on … Read More

Occupational therapy services at a CHC for people living with HIV

Dawn JamesCHC Perspectives0 Comments

An efficient health-care system includes services for people with chronic and episodic conditions within primary care (Aggarwal & Hutchison, 2012). Services delivered within primary care and primary health care contexts allow practitioners to offer timely interventions in regards to prevention, self-management and health promotion (McColl & Dickenson, 2009). Due to its role as the entry point to health services, primary health care is a privileged setting to address a broad spectrum of needs and coordinate different health … Read More

What Makes a Community Health Centre?

Nicole ChammartinCHC Perspectives0 Comments

CACHC / MACH AGM participants visit Canada’s oldest CHC, Mount Carmel Clinic, in Winnipeg. When I started in my role as Executive Director with Klinic Community Health and SERC (Sexuality Education Resource Centre), almost exactly two years ago this week, I thought I had a fairly reasonable understanding of what defines community health, and subsequently, a community health centre.  I can honestly say that over the last two years I have been surprised by how … Read More

CHCs ready to welcome | Canadian Nurse

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The scale of this resettlement effort is significantly larger than any managed previously, said Scott Wolfe, executive director of the Canadian Association of Community Health Centres. “For example, the Ottawa Newcomer Clinic operated by Somerset West Community Health Centre typically receives about 30 to 40 government-assisted refugees monthly — about 400 to 500 annually — and that number keeps them quite busy. But, recently, they’ve just received about 200 newcomers in a matter of two weeks!” Wolfe explained in January.

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Leading by example: the fight for social justice and equality that drives Hersh Sehdev

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Hersh Sehdev stands in the sunny entrance of Kingston Community Health Centres (KCHC), reflecting on the busy community hub in the city’s north end. “First and foremost, this is a people’s place,” says Sehdev, the executive director of the KCHC. “It’s for those who want to change their lives for the better.”

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Addiction not always top cause of homelessness, new data shows

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Addiction problems is among the top causes of homelessness in cities across Canada, but it’s not always No. 1, according to new census data…North America is one of the biggest prescribers of painkillers, with Ontario one of the highest on the continent and Thunder Bay highest in Ontario, says Dr. Ella Goodman from the city’s NorWest Community Health Centre. “Unfortunately, there’s always some diversion of medications as well too, meaning that the people that are supposed to be taking the medications in the way it’s prescribed — it’s not happening.”

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Health centre recognized for best practices

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North Bay’s Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic has become the first in Ontario to be awarded a Best Practice Spotlight Organization status. The designation is a reflection of the clinic’s implementation of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario’s best practice guidelines.

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Fighting cancer through awareness at TAIBU CHC

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Cancer survivor spearheads peer education project targeting black women…The program, called Ko-Pamoja — “learning together,” a hybrid title drawn from two West and East African languages — sought to crack what Springer calls “the code of silence” in a series of educational sessions at the TAIBU Community Health Centre from fall 2015 through to last January.

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