TAIBU Community Health Centre launches its 5 year Strategic Plan "RISE - Excellence in Black Community Health"

SCARBOROUGH, ON, May 25, 2017 /CNW/ - TAIBU Community Health Centre is launching its 5 year Strategic Plan that strives for excellence in Black community based health.

Honorable Gary Anandasangaree MP Scarborough Rouge Park,  Honorable Mitzie Hunter, Minister of Education and MPP for Scarborough Guildwood, Honorable Michael Coteau, Minister of Children and Youth Services, Minister responsible for Anti Racism Directorate and MPP for Don Valley East, Honorable Raymond Cho, MPP Scarborough - Rouge River and other invited guests will attend the launch.

TAIBU CHC was established in 2008 to provide primary health care and health promotion programs and services to the Black community across the GTA as its priority population. Given its location, it also serves all the residents of the Malvern neighborhood in Scarborough.

The Board of Directors in close collaboration with the staff and key stakeholders including clients and members of the Centre has developed and approved the 2017-2022 Strategic Plan that will continue to propel TAIBU forward in becoming a Centre of Excellence, as originally envisioned by the founders of the organization. The Strategic Plan titled, "RISE – Striving for Excellence in Black Community Based Health", focuses on increasing quality, access and the scope of care provided, creating an evidence base through community-based research initiatives, informing the response to health-related issues for Black communities, and contributing to the development of a Black health strategy for the province of Ontario.

After carefully reviewing the accomplishments of the Centre in the past 6-7 years and the opportunities, and risks posed internally and externally, the Board of Directors has identified the following 3 Strategic Priorities for the next 5 years.

  1. Increased Operational Efficiency and Resilience
  2. Strategic Partnerships and Collaboration
  3. Raise our profile and communicate for access, action and change

"On behalf of the Board of Directors, I share our excitement and commitment to continue to build on the great work that TAIBU has done in the past. The next five years will be focused on strengthening our foundation, expanding our reach and developing evidence base practices that will be crucial in addressing structural barriers and systemic racism and positively contributing to the health and well being of our communities." – Debra Wight, President of the Board, TAIBU CHC.

"Since we started delivering our programs and services in 2009, there was never a time when it was quiet at TAIBU. "RISE – Striving for Excellence in Black Community based health" will give the staff and our actively engaged community members and stakeholders solid structure and framework to continue TAIBU's journey towards the provision of quality programs and services. The Strategic Plan is also well aligned with the current primary healthcare transformation in the province." – Liben Gebremikael, Executive Director TAIBU CHC.

The launch of the 2017-2022 Strategic Plan is taking place at the back of another exciting moment when TAIBU obtained its successful accreditation and was recognized for achieving established standards for quality in Governance, Management and Community Based Primary Health Care by the Canadian Centre for Accreditation.

TAIBU Community Health Centre's mission is to provide primary health care and related services for Black populations across the Greater Toronto Area as its priority population and residents of the local community of Malvern. Recognizing that systemic oppression has fostered conditions of ill-health with Black communities, we strive to deliver these services through intersectional, equity-based and culturally affirming practices which promote holistic wellness, health education, and prevention.

SOURCE TAIBU Community Health Centre

For further information: Liben Gebremikael, Executive Director, TAIBU Community Health Centre, 27 Tapscott Road, Unit 1, Scarborough ON, M1B 4Y7, Tel: 416 644 3539 (223), Email: ed@taibuchc.ca


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