What Makes a Community Health Centre?

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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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Fluoride study triggers calls for Calgary council rethink

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Calgary’s medical health officer says council should reconsider its “fundamentally” ideological decision to remove fluoride from the city’s drinking water supply in 2011…The city agreed to allocate $750,000 — the same amount it spent annually to add fluoride to the drinking water supply — in one-time funding for anti-cavity programs for children in need who are living in poverty. 

 

That money was shared between The Alex Community Health Centre and Calgary Urban Project Society, but falls well short of helping Calgarians who can least afford dental care, said Coun. Richard Pootmans…A spokesperson for The Alex Community Health Centre said the organization treated just over 1,500 children last year, about half suffering from “painful” tooth decay.

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Three Toronto sites identified for supervised injections, including two community health centres

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City’s medical officer of health to release proposed locations of supervised injection sites today…The sites being proposed are the Queen West Central Toronto Community Health Centre on Bathurst St.; the Works at Toronto Public Health’s building on Victoria St.; and the South Riverdale Community Health Centre on Queen St. East near Carlaw Ave.

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