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Call for Abstracts--Community Health Centres: Acting Today, Shaping Tomorrow, AOHC

Deadline December 20, 2010

Conference Background and Scope

The Association of Ontario Health Centres, the Canadian Alliance of Community Health Centre Associations and the National Association of Community Health Centers (USA) invite you to submit a workshop abstract for our 2011 landmark conference Community Health Centres: Acting today, shaping tomorrow being held June 9th and 10th in Toronto, Ontario.

The gathering will be visionary and inspirational.  Over the course of two days we’ll explore the full power and potential of the Community Health Centre model in action.  We will also be inviting delegates, speakers and workshop presenters from all over Canada, the USA and around the world to share stories about how they are improving health using a community-based approach to primary health care.

Workshop Themes

Workshops will present innovations from across Canada, the United States and around the world that connect with the following themes:

  1. Quality improvement and improving efficiency or effectiveness
  2. Advancing health equity and the social determinants of health
  3. Best practices and innovations
  4. Building our case and our movement: research, advocacy and communications

Workshop Format

Workshops will be 1 hour and 45 minutes in length. Priority will be given to innovative ideas that highlight or elaborate on the Workshop Themes. Presenters/facilitators are encouraged to be creative in their workshop delivery by utilizing a variety of facilitation tools and methods to support interaction. Priority will be given to workshops that can demonstrate positive qualitative and/or quantitative outcomes of their work.

For those who wish to submit poster presentations, submissions will be available in the New Year (2011).

Submission Guidelines

To submit a workshop abstract please visit the AOHC website at

Deadlines for submissions is December 20, 2010.

Those submitting abstracts will be informed February 1, 2011 of acceptance.