Caring Communities, Healthier People.
Integrated Health Service Plan 2016-2019
The Central LHIN engaged with hundreds of stakeholders to develop our Integrated Health Service Plan (IHSP) for 2016-2019. We engaged with Health Service Providers (HSPs) – the organizations we fund such as community service agencies, long-term care homes and hospitals – along with patients, families and partners.
Together we’ve looked at population health data - the health outcomes and characteristics of people who live in specific communities - and developed strategies to address these needs. The goal is to create a local network of care that can support patients and families through all stages of life, from birth to end-of-life.
LHINs align local planning with provincial health care strategies. Our key priorities for better health mirror those that have been identified by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, and the insights we’ve heard from our patients and caregivers.
Our six strategic priorities for 2016-2019 are:
- Better Seniors’ Care;
- Better Palliative Care;
- Better Care for Kids and Youth;
- Better Community Care;
- Better Care for Underserved Communities; and
- Better Mental Health.
Through implementation of our Integrated Health Service Plans, the LHINs are strengthening patient-centered care at the local level by:
- Listening to the voice of the patient and caregiver to learn more about areas where we are doing well, and where we need to improve
- Monitoring and measuring system-wide performance and taking action in identified areas
- Improving access to care with a focus on providing equitable treatment for as many people as possible
The full plan – Caring Communities, Healthier People – is available here.
View the accessible version of the IHSP 2016-2019.
Central LHIN IHSP Archive