Between October 21st and October 27th, Quest Community Health Centre will take part in the annual celebration of Community Health and Wellbeing Week. We will be joined by more than 100 community-governed primary healthcare organizations across Ontario. The 2019 theme is Connected Teams, Connected People, Connected Communities.
This week-long festivity is coordinated by the Alliance for Healthier Communities. Alliance member organizations all work to deliver comprehensive, people-centred, team-based primary health care to individuals who often experience barriers to care. As well as providing primary health care services, Alliance member organizations give clients access to a range of additional supports. For example: health promotion and community capacity building initiatives designed to meet the diverse and unique needs of priority populations.
The 2019 Community Health and Wellbeing Week focus is on working collectively to strengthen connections within communities, in order to achieve a more integrated health system and build more connected, vibrant communities. We are highlighting the many ways Alliance members continue to develop connections. We develop local solutions to the issues our clients and communities face, by working closely with our clients, communities, other community-based organizations and teams, local leaders and decision-makers.
Please visit the Quest CHC website for a complete list of activities and events open to all members of the community: questchc.ca/that-time-of-year-again-community-health-and-wellbeing-week-2019/. This includes: Voting for the Health of It; Pathways to Education; Nutrition Workshop – Mediterranean Eating on a Budget; Screen for Life Mobile Cancer Screening Coach; and Niagara’s LGBTQ+ Youth Halloween Dance.
We also invite you to participate in a November 20, 2019 webinar in which we will present: “Results Based Community Collaboration: Learnings from the Urgent Service Access Team (USAT) Initiative”. The webinar will be hosted by Niagara Connects.
If you are interested in attending any of the Quest CHC Community Health and Wellness Week events, or have any questions about them, please contact:
Erin Walters, Health Promoter,
Quest Community Health Centre
905-688-2558 ext. 297