Health Promotion & Community Development
Bridges CHC Health Promotion and Community Development team consists of two Health Promoters and two Community Health Workers. Together with community partners we work to build healthy public policy, create supportive environments, develop personal skills and improve access to health services. We advocate for equity-based health services and social supports to allow people to have more control over the determinants of health and ultimately improve their health.
Partners in our advocacy work include the Niagara Poverty Reduction Network, Niagara Dental Health Coalition, and many neighbourhood based groups working together to improve the health and wellbeing of Fort Erie, Port Colborne and Wainfleet.
For people who need support getting connected with health service and programs at Bridges CHC or other supports and resources that are available in the broader community a Community Health Worker can help by:
Offering non-judgemental, confidential support
Informing you of available services and resources in our community
Referring you to services and advocating that you receive the help you need
Assisting you with form filling and attending appointments
Offering volunteer opportunities within our Community Health Centre and informing you of other ways to get involved and make a difference