Message from the President and Executive Director
It is our pleasure to welcome you to the Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre (PQCHC) website. It provides information on where you can access information on the many programs and services provided through PQCHC. We hope you will find the information valuable.
Health equity is an important consideration as we look at the health of the population. We know that the health of our population is not only dependent on access to care, but also on those other factors that impact on our ability to achieve our full health potential – the social determinants of health (e.g. income, education, food security, adequate housing, etc.). Too often, differences in population health can be traced to unequal access to the social determinants of health. This unequal access is most often avoidable. To achieve better health for all, health providers and promoters must proactively reach out to those who face the greatest barriers to access the services they need to keep well.
Community health centres in Ontario pay attention to these important determinants. In addition to providing primary health care services, CHCs work with partner stakeholders to ensure that a range of programs and services are available. Working with our clients and communities, PQCHC strives to ensure that residents have access to the services they need in order to achieve their full health potential.