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The Importance of Community Health Centres: Scaling Up Team-Based Primary Care in BC

February 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The BC Health Coalition, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and Health Sciences Association are pleased to present a public event on:
The Importance of Community Health Centres: Scaling Up Team-Based Primary Care in BC

Community Health Centres (CHCs) have been an effective model for delivering team-based, community-governed primary health care in Canada and the US for decades.  Last year BC’s provincial government announced that CHCs will play a key role in BC’s strategy for primary health care reform in the province.

For many organizations and communities across the province, this is exciting news. CHCs have the capacity to fundamentally transform the ways that we organize and deliver primary health care, and CHCs provide the kind of care that so many in BC want: care that is holistic and responsive to our needs as communities as well as individuals.

The province’s commitment to CHCs is a valuable opportunity for the public to shape primary health care at the community level and raises some important questions:

What can we learn from other jurisdictions where community health centres are integrated into the broader primary care system? Why are CHCs particularly effective in addressing the unmet needs of under-serviced and vulnerable populations (in particular Indigenous, rural, low income and newcomer communities)? How can we work together to ensure they play a similar role in BC?

Join us for an evening of discussion and sharing about the experiences of community health centres in Canada and abroad and how we can work together to make sure CHCs play a transformative role in BC.

This is a free, public event, but space is limited. For more information on speakers and to reserve your spot, please register here: https://www.ccpabc.ca/chc_public_talk


February 1, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Alice MacKay Room, Vancouver Public Library – Central Branch 350 W Georgia St Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1