The Purpose of the ACHN
The purpose of the ACHN is to network like-minded organizations, agencies, and networks that are working to improve community health. We aim to “network the networks” to better support the work you are already doing. We aim to provide supports and capacity to systems enabling us work more effectively as a region, where no centralized leadership exists we have committed to take a convening role to move forward planning and implementation activities. Using a collective impact framework to identify our role for the work in which we engage, we are continuously scanning for opportunities to support, convene and increase capacity to impactful initiatives in our region.
How to Get Involved
Local Health Area 70 is the third largest health area on Vancouver Island. This geographically diverse area spans 6904 km2 with three municipalities and ten Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations within the Alberni Clayoquot Regional District (ACRD) with a population of over 30,000 people. This geography challenges organizations and communities to do things differently. The regional health network model presents a unique opportunity for the region to unite, addressing priorities around social indicators which no one community or organization can do in isolation. The Alberni Clayoquot Health Network (ACHN) aims to leverage the strengths of regional assets to ensure equitable participation throughout the region. We strive to increase participation in conversations by developing meaningful relationships and processes, examining solutions which address regional needs and stimulate innovative solutions.