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Association of Ontario Health Centres


From their website: "The Association of Ontario Health Centres (AOHC) is the not-for-profit organization of community health centres (CHC), aboriginal health access centres (AHAC), and community health service organizations (CHSO). Our member centres throughout Ontario provide community-based primary health, health promotion and illness prevention services to tens of thousands of Ontarians in over 70 communities.



"Our approach to community health encompasses the broad factors that determine health such as education, employment, income, social support, environment and housing. Health centres provide accessible primary health care services in northern and rural communities, in communities where many people have a high risk of ill health or to individuals and families with significant access issues, such as their ethnic status, racial makeup or mother tongue. Health centres serve all people within their catchment area and have particular expertise in serving people who have difficulty accessing other health services."