British Columbia Association of Community Health Centres
Engage. Advocate. Support.
Here for CHCs
Everyone in BC deserves access to personalized and community-driven health and social services. Community Health Centres (CHCs) are designed to provide services and address wellness gaps. As champions of the CHC model, BCACHC exists to engage and support CHCs as we advocate together for this unique model of care.
What is a CHC?
The Community Health Centre model has existed in BC for over 50 years. Learn more about this unique model of delivering health and wellness services.
Why should I join BCACHC?
Our association works to engage, support, and advocate for existing and aspiring CHC teams across the province. Find out how!
What we are advocating for?
CHCs are much more powerful when we come together and call for change with one voice. Take a closer look at our key priorities.
BCACHC represents a strong network of communities, organizations, and partners with a shared passion for advancing CHC model. Explore our latest updates for news about our collaborative projects and stories from the BCACHC team.
On the Blog: CHCs are a Game-Changer
This blog was written by BCACHC volunteer, Patricia Balmes, who brings the perspective of a UBC undergraduate student who has a keen interest in CHCs. She is hoping to
Share our Message!
This past fall, we visited the Thompson-Nicola Region for an up-close look at the Community Health Centre model at work. This is a region with a health system under
Solutions for BC Health Reform: The Power of Communities
CHCs should be looked at as a solution to health care access for communities and a separate funding model should be created to assist with the development and the
Vaccine Confidence in the Community
The CHC model is based on the idea that communities are well-positioned to create and operate health centres that bring teams of professionals together to provide wrap-around care. In
BCACHC’s Winter Newsletter 2022
We are pleased to share our advocacy and operational updates, news from members, and evaluation project highlights.
Our position on health care privatization
We offer a CHC lens on privatization of health care in BC. Read our full organizational position on this important topic.
Latest BCACHC blog: Social worker Catherine Aw on Mental Health and the CHC model
Take a look at our latest home-grown blog on the topic of mental health and how community-based solutions can make a difference in the growing need for mental health
Annual Report 2021-2022
Hear about all our activities from the last year, and the ways that we are supporting CHCs across the province.
Atira Collaboration: Building Vaccine Confidence
BCACHC had the privilege of supporting the development of Atira's training program by capturing video interviews, resources, and activity sheets.
CHC Model in the Media
Let's shine a light on CHCs as the shortage of Primary Care access across BC gets media attention.
BCACHC Newsletter Summer 2022
Catch up with BCACHC! This summer, we're reflecting on the progress we've made advocating for the CHC model in the midst of a lack of access to primary care.
Launching our Vaccine Confidence Resource Library
We’re excited to share curated vaccine resources organized to help address the complex reasons that patients delay or avoid vaccines. Visit our resource library today to browse tools and tips for people
Free Vaccine Confidence Materials: Members Only
For a limited time, BCACHC members can request vaccine-related materials for FREE.
Vaccine Confidence is in our Hands! New resources for Health Providers
In our research for this project, we heard from CHCs that they are looking for easy-to-find and easy-to-use tools to support vaccine confidence. We are happy to play a
Vaccine Confidence Resources for Parents and Kids
For parents, we've gathered some of the best-designed materials out there. Whether they're working through their own concerns, or coaching their children through their vaccine anxieties, parents have a
Annual Report 2020-2021
It's been a challenging year, but one with plenty of engaging, supporting, and advocating for CHCs. Read more about the last year at BCACHC.
Meeting people where they are
Many people across BC are without secure access to affordable and appropriate housing. CHCs like Cool Aid Community Health Centre in Downtown Victoria exist to address the fall-out of
AVI Health and Community Services
AVI serves the needs of people infected and affected by HIV and hepatitis C. This CHC takes evidence-based action to prevent infection, provide support, and reduce stigma.
Central Interior Native Health
Primary Health Care means inclusive, accessible and safe health care. At Central Interior Native Health, it also means more than just seeing a doctor. Services at this Prince George
REACH Community Health Centre
REACH Community Health Centre has been providing community-based health care for fifty years, and strives to be more than just a doctor or dentist's office. Their interdisciplinary team offers
CHCs are the future of health care
We work to amplify the voice, presence, and influence of Community Health Centres (CHCs) to advance policy and systems change. BCACHC is a strong advocate for the CHC sector as a whole, particularly around sustainable funding to support the model.
Our members drive change
While we are spread across the province, BCACHC member CHCs are all linked by a shared commitment to the value of health equity and by a shared desire to embody the five principles of the CHC model.
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