Alliance for Healthier Communities

The Alliance for Healthier Communities is Ontario’s voice for community-governed primary health care.

The Alliance for Healthier Communities represents 107 community-governed primary health care organizations. Their membership includes Ontario’s Community Health Centres, Aboriginal Health Access Centres, Community Family Health Teams and Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics.

The Alliance for Healthier Communities has a strong commitment to advance health equity and recognize that access to the highest attainable standard of health is a fundamental human right.

Their member centres work hand in hand with those they serve. Each is governed by a board made up of clients, community members, health providers and community leaders. Community governance enables health services to be more easily oriented towards what community members identify as their most important needs.

The Alliance, as well as their members, believe good health is much more than something you get in a medical clinic. They believe that better health begins in our homes, in our schools, in our workplaces, and in the communities where we live. Alliance for Healthier Communities’ goal is therefore to work towards a complete state of wellbeing for individuals, families and entire communities.

Alliance for Healthier Communities