Officially established July 1, 2013, the International Federation of Community Health Centres (IFCHC) is a global partnership of Community Health Centre (CHC) associations and their members, as well as individual CHCs who do not yet benefit from the support of national, state/provincial, or municipal CHC associations. Read our founding constitution.

The core goals of the IFCHC are to foster global collaboration in community-oriented primary health care and to expand access to Community Health Centres as the optimal way to achieve the World Health Organization’s vision for equitable access to primary health care for all. Learn more about the IFCHC logo.


Founding Partners

IFCHC Directing Council

Jan De Maeseneer (Ghent, Belgium)
Chair – European Forum for Primary Care
Family Physician – Community Health Centre WGC Botermarkt
Twitter: @JanDeMaeseneer

Dan Hawkins (Washington DC, United States)
Senior Vice President, Public Policy and Research
U.S. National Association of Community Health Centers
Twitter: @DanHawkinsJr

Lynne Raskin (Toronto, Canada)
Board Member – Canadian Association of Community Health Centres
Executive Director – South Riverdale Community Health Centre
Twitter: N/A

Tom Symondson (Melbourne, Australia)
Chief Executive – Community Health Australia and Victorian Healthcare Association
Twitter: @Tom_Symondson

IFCHC Staff (Part-time)

Scott Wolfe (Toronto, Canada)
Acting Coordinator, IFCHC Secretariat
c/o Canadian Association of Community Health Centres
340 College Street – Suite 500
Toronto, Ontario, CANADA  M6H 3P2
Twitter: @ScottAWolfe


IFCHC Observers

Diederik Aarendonk (Almere, Netherlands)
Coordinator – European Forum for Primary Care (EFPC)
Twitter: @PrimaryCare4um

Hubert Jamart (Brussels, Belgium)
Director of Policy – Belgian CHC Federation (Fédération des maisons médicales)
Co-Chair – EFPC Alliance for Community-Oriented Primary Care
Twitter: @HubertJamart