Western and London InterCommunity Health Centre to announce new research centre

Members of the media are invited to attend as Western University and the London InterCommunity Health Centre announce a new research centre in the field of community healthcare.

The new centre will bring together community partners, academic researchers and health system workers with a goal of improving health policy and services in London and surrounding area.

DATE: Thursday, November 19, 2015

TIME: 4:00pm – 6:00pm (Media interviews can be arranged beginning at 3:00pm)

LOCATION: Goodwill Industries, 255 Horton St. E, London (free parking behind building)


MEDIA CONTACT: Stephen Ledgley, Senior Media Relations Officer, Western University, 519-661-2111 x85283, sledgley@uwo.ca


Western University delivers an academic experience second to none. Since 1878, The Western Experience has combined academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social and cultural growth in order to better serve our communities. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western attracts individuals with a broad worldview, seeking to study, influence and lead in the international community.

The Health Centre has been a part of the community for more than 25 years. We are one of the 75 Community Health Centres (CHCs) operating in Ontario which are grounded in a community development approach to service design and delivery. CHCs are the only primary health care organizations that combine primary health care services with health promotion programming and community capacity building. Health Centre services are provided by an interdisciplinary team of community health workers, family doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, dietitians, medical secretaries and support staff. In addition to medical services, we offer programs that address the social determinants of health. These factors include income, education, employment, housing, food security, recreation and social supports. We are proud to be fully accredited by the Canadian Centre for Accreditation by meeting 100% of the Requirements and Leading Practice Standards. For more information: www.lihc.on.ca.