Our local community health centres efforts to bridge health and well being to individual care and government policy and the social determinants of health is impressive. Their report Bridging the Gap is outlined here. It would be useful to hear more about the small steps we are all taking in our practice to advance these aspirations.
On October 7, 2014 the Association of Ontario Health Centres (AOHC) and the Coalition of Community Health and Resource Centres of Ottawa (CHRC) released Bridging the Gap a report card on the wellbeing of Ottawa using the framework of the Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW), one of the world’s leading instruments to measure societal progress. The presentation included a panel discussion with community members moderated by Louisa Taylor, an award-winning journalist formerly with the Ottawa Citizen and the Toronto Star; a keynote presentation by Charles Pascal, former special advisor on early learning for Ontario and the Making Votes Count Where We Live choir.
The report was launched during Community Health & Wellbeing week as part of the Shift the Conversation initiative, with 111 community health centres and partner organizations across Ontario participating.
Here is link to Ottawa report http://communityhealthandwellbeing.org/sites/default/files/Bridging%20the%20Gap.pdf
For further background on Ottawa role on this province wide initiative by Community Health Centres go here http://www.communityhealthandwellbeing.org/ottawa-report
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