About The IPHCC
The Indigenous Primary Health Care Council (IPHCC)
The Indigenous Primary Health Care Council (IPHCC) is an Indigenous governed, culture-based, and Indigenous-informed organization. Its key mandate is to support the advancement and evolution of Indigenous primary health care services throughout Ontario. It works with 21 Indigenous primary health care organizations (IPHCOs) across Ontario including Aboriginal Health Access Centres (AHACs), Indigenous Interprofessional Primary Care Teams (IPCTs), Indigenous Community Health Centres (ICHCs) and Indigenous Family Health Teams (IFHTs) to address the physical, spiritual, emotional, and mental wellbeing of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis (FNIM) peoples and communities being served.
MODEL OF WHOLISTIC HEALTH & WELLBEING
A Time for Reconciliation
IPHCC promotes high quality care provision through the Model of Wholistic Health and Wellbeing. The model is rooted in a population needs based approach to health care planning and delivery for the Indigenous population. The model incorporates physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual elements of wellbeing and it is the belief that all elements must operate in harmony.
There is a belief that culture is treatment and culture is healing and our model of care solidly implants a strong self-identity so that self-determination is fostered, and positive health outcomes are advanced. This model of care promotes and celebrates the diversity in our peoples so that all voices are elevated and the power to oversee our destiny lies with our communities.