Community Health and Wellbeing Week
Every year during Community Health and Wellbeing Week (CHWW), AOHC members mount a wide range of communication activities and special events about issues that are important to them.
The AOHC membership is a vibrant network of Community Health Centres (CHCs), Aboriginal Health Access Centres (AHACs), Community Family Health Teams (CFHTs) and Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics (NPLCs) who serve diverse communities across the province. They all share a commitment to advancing health equity and delivering Comprehensive Primary Health Care. Together, we work to achieve the best possible health and wellbeing for everyone living in Ontario.
Accomplishing this goal requires broader changes in Ontario’s health system. Community Health and Wellbeing Week is a key opportunity for the AOHC membership to come together and put these much needed changes on the policy agenda. When all members join their voices together, we can be very effective raising awareness about how the Models of Health and Wellbeing and Wholistic Health and Wellbeing can deliver positive and transformative change.
This year, CHWW takes place from Monday, October 16 through to Sunday, October 22. The theme – Health Equity at the Centre – will emphasize the need to put health equity at the centre of decision- and policy-making in the province. During the Week, we will also spotlight the ways in which AOHC members work to advance health equity in their communities.