TAIBU Community Health Centre (CHC) is a multidisciplinary, non-for-profit, community led organization established in the Malvern neighborhood of Scarborough, Ontario.
TAIBU is a Kiswahili word is used as by well-wisher as a greeting that means, “Be in Good Health”. The name encapsulates the vision of TAIBU, which is promoting “healthy, vibrant and sustainable communities creating our own solution.”
What is a Community Health Centre?
Community Health Centres are not-for profit community led organization offering multidisciplinary primary healthcare, health promotion programs and other community development initiatives.
A Community Health Centre (CHC) generally has the following characteristics:
- A non-for-profit organization funded by the government
- Governed by a community Board of Directors
- Can be defined by a geographical area or by a group(s) of people who experience barriers to accessing primary healthcare or both
- It offers a range of primary healthcare and social programs and services with an emphasis on prevention, health promotion and education, chronic disease management and community development
- Delivered by an inter-disciplinary team of healthcare practitioners through the Social Determinants of Health framework
- Provides programs and services to address the specific health needs of the community across the lifespan
- Team includes paid staff and volunteers
TAIBU Community Health Centre’s Model of Care focuses on five areas:
- Primary care
- Illness prevention
- Health promotion
- Community capacity building
- Service integration
For more information on Community Health Centre please visit the Association of Ontario Health Centres
If you would like to make a donation to TAIBU in general or to specific programs such as the Sickle Cell Hardship Fund please follow this link to our Canada Helps Donation Page.
Thank you very much for your support.