As outlined in the Health Equity Charter by the Alliance for Healthier Communities, the West Elgin Community Health Centre will identify, name and confront inequity by:

  • Assigning priority to population groups who have the greatest health needs and least access to services
  • Involving the communities we serve in the design and delivery of our programs
  • Developing anti-racism/anti-oppression strategies to identify, name and confront practices that reproduce oppression within our organizations
  • Developing human resource policies and practices designed to ensure that the diversity of the communities we serve is reflected at all levels – volunteer, staff, management and board – in our organizations
  • Ensuring our policies, procedures and staff training meet the linguistic, cultural and other needs of the diverse communities we serve
  • Developing evaluation strategies that measure health equity efforts and health equity results and using the evaluation data to continually improve health equity practices
  • Using equity as a measure of quality in delivering people-centred care
  • Sharing best practices and lessons learned in achieving health equity results

In our work within the broader community, we will identify, name and confront inequity by:

  • Collaborating with health partners and the broader community to ensure equity as an underlying goal of the health system
  • Supporting and collaborating with community groups who are challenging the social conditions that cause health inequities
  • Documenting the causes of, impacts of, and potential solutions to health inequities
  • Advocating for public policy responses proposed by communities to reduce health inequities
  • Contributing to building an integrated, high-performing health system with health equity as one of its underlying principles

To learn more about the Health Equity Charter: Click Here

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Implementing Health Equity Change

2SLGBTQ+ (Alliance for Healthier Communities)

Poverty (Alliance for Healthier Communities)

Harm Reduction (Alliance for Healthier Communities)

Black Health (Alliance for Healthier Communities)

Cultural Safety Training

Indigenous People - Honouring Culture as Treatment (Alliance for Healthier Communities)