BCACHC advocates increased investment in Community Health Centres throughout the province as a cost-effective way to improve access to high-quality, patient-centred and community-oriented primary health care.
In carrying forward its mission, BCACHC collaborates actively with provincial partners, Community Health Centre associations in other provinces, and the Canadian Association of Community Health Centres.
What are Community Health Centres?
Definition: Community Health Centres (CHCs) are multi-sector healthcare and social service organizations that deliver integrated, people-centred services and programs that reflect the needs and priorities of the diverse communities they serve. A Community Health Centre is any not-for-profit corporation or co- operative which adheres to all five of the following domains:
- Provides inter-professional primary care
- Integrates services/programs in primary care, health promotion, and community wellbeing
- Is community-governed and community-centred
- Actively addresses the social determinants of health
- Demonstrates commitment to health equity and social justice
To read more, visit https://www.bcachc.org/