The CHC’s core guiding principles are aligned with the call to integrate mental health into primary health care in a stigma and discrimination-free landscape where accessible, affordable, and quality mental health care is a human right.
We’re pleased to share our first round of translated posters for our Vaccine Confidence project! Browse multiple languages of our favorite posters and graphics.
Our Member’s Portal is a hub for CHC resources, educational events, networking opportunities, shared services, and more. Here’s a how-to for getting set up!
If you represent a CHC or an organization looking to build a CHC, you’re welcome to create a profile and browse the resources available.
There are many excellent resources out there about the origins of this day of recognition, and we encourage you to read about Phyllis (Jack) Webstad and her experience on the first day at a Residential School. These “schools” were places of shame and abuse for countless children, and Phyllis’ story is a reminder of deep, widespread impacts on survivors and their families.
CARES for Health Equity is a group of organizations and individuals who work with ethnocultural communities and are interested in connecting more closely with the health system. Read their briefing note to understand more about how CHCs can help reduce barriers faced by immigrants and refugees accessing health care in Canada.
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?
A rapid synthesis study performed by McMaster University in 2020 identifies the features and impacts of CHCs. Read the full report and tell your local, provincial, and federal representatives that you want to see greater support for this unique model!
What is a Community Health Centre (CHC)? The features of a CHC can be hard to define, and we’ve created a visual tool to help build understanding about this unique model of care.
Looking to develop or expand a Community Health Centre? Read on for information about developing a new or expanded CHC in BC that is not already part of a Primary Care Network.