As a valued client of North Hamilton Community Health Centre, we wanted to let you know that we have recently changed our name to Compass Community Health (Compass CH). As the Health Centre has grown over the last thirty years, our programs and services have continually developed and expanded beyond the North End. Although our name and logo have changed, we remain committed to providing excellent health care and supportive community programming to meet the needs of the multiple communities we serve.
OUR VISION :
'NO OBSTACLES TO HEALTH"
Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
* WHO Definition of Health
At Compass Community Health, we commit to this definition and work with clients to develop individual, family and community health and wellness goals.
Compass CH acknowledges that the broad determinants of health have a tremendous impact on our health and wellness. Things like education, housing, food security, equity, gender, environment, accessibility, the sense of being included or excluded from society, employment and others all play a role in how healthy we are. The Health Centre provides care through an interdisciplinary team who offer a wide range of services and programs, with a unified approach to health and wellness.
Compass CH is in partnership with clients, families and communities to enable health through healing, hope and wellness. We support "self management" or "self-responsibility", acknowledging that each individual has time and talent to take control of their own health goals, and the health centre provides tools and expertise to enable those goals.