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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
With humility and in the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge that our work in the Kootenay Boundary region takes place on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Sinixt, Syilx, Ktunaxa, and Secwépemc First Nations, and is home to the Métis and many diverse Aboriginal communities
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