Primary care in the Lower Columbia is in crisis and requires urgent action towards a proven, and sustainable solution.
The solution is a Community Health Centre
The BC Association of Community Health Centres defines a CHC as:
Multi-sector health and healthcare organizations that deliver integrated, people-centred services and programs that reflect the needs and priorities of the diverse communities they serve.
CHCs are created by not-for-profit organizations and co-operatives that are committed to providing comprehensive, accessible, affordable, and culturally-appropriate services through a collaborative team approach.
CHCs focus on the health of the whole community, preventing long-term health system costs. The true value of a CHC is much greater than the sum of its parts