Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre to be honoured at landmark Second Stage of Medicare conference

    TORONTO, June 6 /CNW/ - Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre
(HUCCHC) and its Executive Director, Denise Brooks, are to be honored tomorrow
evening, June 7, as part of the Association of Ontario Health Centre's
landmark Second Stage of Medicare Conference.
    The AOHC Award is conferred on those people who have "distinguished
themselves in the community health arena and whose body of work has influenced
political awareness of the key role of the social determinants of health." "It
is our honour to pay tribute to Denise Brooks who has transformed the AOHC
into a formidable and respected policy and advocacy organization and for
profoundly influencing the way in which members work with the communities they
serve," says Adrianna Tetley, AOHC Executive Director. "Her leadership has
been extraordinary."
    In addition to the AOHC Award, two core programs of Hamilton Urban Core,
Anger Management for Men and the Somali-Midgan and Roma Minority Community
Initiative, will receive EPIC Awards for "Excellence in Primary Health Care".
    HUCCHC is a trusted provider of high-quality primary health care and
vital services and programs to more than 10,000 registered clients. Its 10
years of service have changed the lives of thousands of people and helped
shape the inner city in many positive ways.
    The Association of Ontario Health Centres represents Ontario's 89 - and
growing - Community Health Centres, Aboriginal Health Access Centres and
Community Family Health Teams.
    Conference speakers include Roy Romanow, author of Canada's report on the
future of Medicare, and George Smitherman, Ontario's Minister of Health and
Long Term Care. TVO's Steve Paikin will chair a panel discussion on policy
direction for the second stage of Medicare. More than 500 professionals and
policymakers from across Canada will be in attendance.


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For further information: Lynn Simmons, (416) 998-3157

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