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Community Health Day

Community Health Day (CHD) is an annual public awareness campaign that promotes community health centres and public health units in Ontario and increases awareness around the impacts of the social determinants of health. The event is organized in collaboration with the Association of Ontario Health Centres (AOHC).

The Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA) has produced a kit designed as an aid to organizing CHD. It contains some ideas, how-to tips and general information for planning CHD events.

"Health is a Community Affair Award" is an award is given to recognize and celebrate the contribution of those who demonstrate an understanding of the determinants of health (employment, education, isolation and poverty) and the role society can play to encourage understanding of their impacts.

For additional details about the award nomination process or to download the Community Health Day Kit, visit the OPHA website at or contact Sophie Bart at (416) 367-3313 (or toll-free at 1-800-267-6817), x237 or