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Our Healthbox: An Innovation In Ottawa's Carlington Community Health

17
Jun
2024
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Sara Carrillo
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In the ever-changing seasons of life, communities face challenges and transitions.

Carlington Community Health Centre's harm reduction dispensing unit, once a reliable resource, had served over 3000 individuals in three years but had become outdated. Recognizing the need for innovation, we introduced Our Healthbox to revitalize this essential service.

Our Healthbox marks a significant shift, bringing hope to the community and Ottawa at large. This advanced harm reduction system addresses the shortcomings of the previous unit, offering a more user-friendly and reliable solution. Unlike the old unit, Our Healthbox doesn't rely on coins or tokens, which often caused frustration. This innovation ensures seamless access to necessary resources.

The new system integrates cutting-edge technology, providing a friendly, anonymous, and efficient inventory management system.

It guarantees the availability of health and harm reduction supplies and offers real-time insights into community needs. Additionally, it features a directory of local services, connecting individuals with essential resources, and provides health education materials, including naloxone training videos, to empower the community and save lives.

Our Healthbox is more than a machine; it's a community hub.

It serves as a platform for community announcements, ensuring crucial information reaches those in need. The user-friendly interface simplifies accessing resources, offering essential support, care, and resources to those who depend on us.

As we embark on this new journey, we look forward to a future filled with hope, innovation, and continued support for all!

About the Organization:

Carlington Community Health Centre helps individuals take control of their health and works to improve community wellbeing. The Centre offers a wide range of health, mental health, and addiction services to parents, children, youth, and seniors. These services are delivered through workshops, drop-ins, support groups, community meetings, training, outreach, counseling, and education programs. The Centre also supports Carlington residents by providing organizational support and advocacy assistance to local groups and associations. Visit Carlington Community Health Centre to learn more.

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Sara Carrillo
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