The Health With Dignity Program was launched by Access Alliance in 2015 to help vulnerable clients navigate the health-care system and improve their capacity to manage their health.
The program uses health coaches to connect people with health services for primary care, help them with ongoing management of chronic illness, and provide referrals to other community supports that address determinants of health such as housing, legal and food security. Education is an important component of the Health With Dignity program and clients are supported to improve their capacity to set health care goals and better use available health and community resources.
Non Insured Walk In Clinic
In its seventh year of operation, the Non Insured Walk In Clinic (NIWIC) is a crucial service that operates under the umbrella of Health With Dignity.
The NIWIC provides health with dignity to a population that is often ignored, invisible or avoided. It is one of the few clinics in the city dedicated to serving the medically uninsured and the only clinic to date that provides a pathway to ongoing primary care for this marginalized group of residents.