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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

City Groups Promote Health Equity

Part of province-wide event, Guelph will celebrate and inform along with the rest of Ontario on April 30th for Community Health Day. There press release is below with all the details.

GUELPH, ON, April 30th, 2010 – Guelph CHC Celebrates Community Health Day.

On Friday April 30th Ontario’s 74 Community Health Centres, ten Aboriginal Health Access Centres and 18 Community Family Health Teams are all celebrating Community Health Day.

Community Health Day is an opportunity for Community Health Centres, service partners and community members to rally around an issue of common concern. This year’s issue is health equity. Health equity means better health for all. To achieve better health for all, Ontario’s health providers, health agencies, Local Health Integration Networks and the provincial government must break down barriers that stand in the way of so many populations and communities enjoying good health or accessing the health services they need.

Guelph CHC will be hosting an event in celebration of Community Health Day on April 30th. The proposed agenda is outlined below.

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Location: Guelph CHC – Main Site (176 Wyndham St. N) lower level

Falling Through the Cracks (12:30-1:30)
Guelph CHC Executive Director, Konnie Peet will present “Falling Through the Cracks”, a presentation highlighting the relationship between socio-economic status and health inequity. A question and answer period will follow.

Health Fair (11:30-12:30 & 1:30-2:30)
Representatives from various agencies will set up displays for attendees to review before and after the presentation noted above. Confirmed agencies to date include: AIDS Committee of Guelph and Wellington County, Anishnabeg Outreach, KidsAbility, Make Yourself At Home Program and Wyndham House Youth Resource Centre.

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