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Association of Ontario Health Centres
Association des centres de sante de l’Ontario

Ontario's voice for community-governed primary health care.

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In a previous issue of Voices, we featured Grand River Community Health Centre’s migrant worker clinics. Grand River CHC and Quest CHC were both funded by the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network (HNHB LHIN) for two year pilot projects.

The Shift the Conversation conference will highlight these two case studies through a workshop presentation (description below).

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TORONTO, Nov. 21, 2014 – The Liberal government’s announcement that it is taking steps to put the brakes on medical tourism in Ontario is being greeted as welcome news by the coalition of health organizations that has been calling for the government to end the practice.

Shift the conversation to what matters most  

Medical tourism conjures up destinations like India and Brazil, but two Toronto hospitals want foreigners to think of Canada for surgeries and cancer treatment. Toronto's Sunnybrook and University Health Network (UHN) hospitals are accepting — and charging — foreign patients, yet refusing to disclose key details about their medical tourism programs, which has raised concerns among medicare advocates.

he Ontario Oral Health Alliance is calling on all parties in the Ontario election to commit to expanding public dental programs to adults and seniors who cannot afford treatment for dental pain and infection.

Read highlights from the discussions on how the Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW) can serve as a tool to contribute to an enhanced community health & wellbeing movement in Ontario.

TORONTO, Apr. 16, 2014 – Recent remarks by Ontario’s Minister of Health indicating unqualified support for medical tourism have prompted five health organizations to urge Premier Kathleen Wynne to step in and end the practice of allowing hospitals to solicit patients from other countries.

The following speech was delivered by Adrianna Tetley at the "Investing in Community Health Infrastructure" announcement at the Centre Francophone de Toronto.

Information on Hospital Emergency Room Visits for Dental Problems in Ontario 

Welcome to the inaugural issue of Voices, a newsletter that offers information about emerging issues, innovative initiatives and an insider’s view into the world of community-governed primary health care.
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