Wellness Health Action Coalition (WAHC)

Sheila Corneillie            President               
Jacquie McMahon

“To facilitate the development and sustainability of an effective wellness and health care model for our region while respecting and protecting community identities.”

The Wellness & Health Action Coalition (WHAC) is a group of citizens who are committed to redesigning rural health care from the community up. The group was established in 2014, and to achieve our objectives we work in partnership with the villages of Ashcroft, Cache Creek and Clinton, TNRD Areas I and E, the Western Interior Rural and Remote Division of Family Practice, Interior Health, the Ministry of Health and UBC Okanagan.

Key Objectives

  • To create a community-based primary care clinic fully staffed with an interdisciplinary team of medical professionals to ensure continuity of care for all patients.
  • To secure funding to create a demonstration project for primary care for our greater catchment area.
  • To create a Community Health Board to work with our medical director, Rural and Remote Divisions of Family Practice, Interior Health and our primary care team to develop and deliver health services for our catchment area, and to ensure rural emphasis on health care needs and services.
  • To create an ongoing recruitment and retention strategy to ensure a fully-staffed primary care team, including doctors, nurses, lab and imaging technologists, emergency responders and others required to maintain our primary care model.