The SRCHC is a community-controlled organization that is committed to the World Health Organization's definition of health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely an absence of disease or infirmity. Health is a fundamental human right and is central to social, economic and personal development. As a CHC, SRCHC holds that it's role is to provide quality primary care while engaging in clinical, social, economic, political, cultural, and educational initiatives that promote health.
The SRCHC is one of the few community health centres with a designated position for environmental health promotion, and an articulated commitment to environmental health issues. The centre has been instrumental in working with the community around local pollution and environmental issues and in promoting participation in developing new plans for community development.