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Community Health Centres (CHCs) across Canada have decades of experience providing care and support to government-assisted and privately-sponsored refugees, as well as diverse refugee claimants. This national casebook that provides a snapshot of refugee care and support services provided by Community Health Centres across Canada, with special attention to the services and partnerships being implemented to care for Syrian newcomers. Canadian Association of Community Health Centres, February 2016..

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Ontario’s Community Health Centres (CHCs) play a leading role in preventing avoidable illness and ensuring system sustainability. CHCs are especially effective connecting services to the people who need them most. Compared to other primary care models, CHCs serve many more people with complex needs. And research shows that, compared to other models, people served by CHCs do not use hospital emergency departments as often as would be expected. Association of Ontario Health Centres, 2015.

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Strategic priorities identified by the Manitoba Association of Community Health (MACH). The focused policy measures and investments in CHCs recommended by MACH are intended to improve health and healthcare by building on existing community-based networks and knowledge; to alleviate pressure on hospital emergency departments; to better connect people to appropriate care; and to improve health and healthcare services in rural communities.
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Recommendations from the British Columbia Federation of Community Health Centres (Dec 2014) to the BC Legislative Select Standing Committee on
Health focused on four areas of concern: Improving health and health services in rural communities, including overcoming barriers to recruitment and retention of health providers; Creating a cost-effective health system built around interdisciplinary and community-based care; Supporting effective care and support for seniors and others nearing end of life; and Enhancing addictions care and conditions for effective recovery.

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A model of health and wellbeing developed by the Association of Ontario Health Centres and Ontario’s Community Health Centres. The model helps guide service delivery, organizational development, community engagement and quality improvement at Ontario’s netowrk of over 100 Community Health Centres. A complementary Health Equity Charter further guides the activities of the province’s CHCs and its association.
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A mixed-methods research study (2006) conducted by researchers from the University of Alberta School of Public Health. The study was designed to examine the opportunities and challenges to citizen participation in Community Health Centres (CHC) in eight Canadian provinces. Citizens, health providers, and managers completed a structured questionnaire and participated in group discussions about their experiences with CHCs.
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