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Mission Statement

 

Strong Core, Healthier Lives

 

 

Vision Statement

 

Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre is a community-based agency mandated to provide primary health care services.

 

We believe that Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre is integral to the community in which we exist and serve.  We believe that peace, shelter, food, income, a stable eco-system, sustainable resources, social justice and equity are fundamental conditions to the health and well-being of individuals and communities. We recognize that a healthy community can only be achieved through collective action.

 

Our vision for Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre is:

• of a centre where people have equitable access to health and well-being, as it is free of systemic barriers

• that people are in control of their health and destiny, individually and collectively

• of an environment in which people are treated with respect and dignity 

• of belonging to a healthy community in which there is collective responsibility to take care of one another and the environment

• of being an agent of change which influences and challenges social, economic and political structures and policies to achieve access, equity and equality in primary health care

 


Values & Beliefs

 

  • We believe that:
  • • All people have a right to be treated with dignity and respect
  • • Primary health care and services must be accessible, available and appropriate, and be directed towards addressing the specific issues of people who experience barriers to access
  • • All forms of oppression including racism, sexism, ableism, heterosexism, ageism, classism and economic oppression impact on the health and well-being of individuals and communities
  • • People essentially have an understanding of their own health and health needs, and have the right to informed choice
  • • Focusing on the most disadvantaged will benefit everyone in the community and society

 

 

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