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The Promise of Team-Based Primary Health Care

February 1, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

$5 – $55
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, BC Health Coalition and the Health Sciences Association are pleased to invite you to a roundtable on community health centres on February 1, 2019:
The Promise of Team-Based Primary Health Care
The importance of Community Health Centres in BC’s primary care reforms

This is a half-day, invitational workshop that focuses on community health centres (CHCs). CHCs have been an effective but under-valued model for delivering community-governed, team-based primary health care for decades in Canada and the US. One of the unique features of the model is its strong focus on the social determinants of health and population health.

As BC moves to support a role for CHCs within a larger agenda for reforming primary care, what can we learn from other jurisdictions where CHCs are integrated into the broader primary care system? How can we support CHCs in BC to be leaders in improving the quality of care for the entire health system?

Join us to hear from speakers from BC, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Oregon state about the key role CHCs play in providing responsive, team-based primary care that is also community-led and particularly effective in addressing the unmet needs of under-serviced and vulnerable populations (in particular Indigenous, rural, low-income and newcomer communities). 

Participation by video or phone will be available for those outside the Lower Mainland who cannot attend in person. Please contact Thi Vu ( if you are interested in joining part of the meeting by phone or video, and do not register in the link below.

The afternoon will also provide opportunities for networking and strategizing to ensure that a strong CHC sector plays a central role in the provincial government’s primary care reforms.

To register for this invitational workshop, please visit


February 1, 2019
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$5 – $55


Health Sciences Association of BC 180 E Columbia St New Westminster, BC V3L 3E3 Canada