Home and Community Care Support Services Central is one of 14 Home and Community Care Support Services organizations in Ontario with a focused mandate to deliver local health care services such as home and community care and long-term care home placement.
Our organizations were previously known as Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) at a time when the LHINs also led local health care planning and funding. These health care planning and funding functions are now part of Ontario Health.
Caring Communities, Healthier People.
Our organization was previously known as the Central Local Health Integration Network - during the time when we also led local health care planning and funding. These planning and funding functions are now part of Ontario Health.
To develop our 2016-2019 Integrated Health Service Plan (IHSP), the Central LHIN engaged with hundreds of stakeholders. We engaged with Health Service Providers (HSPs) – the organizations that we funded (such as community service agencies, long-term care homes and hospitals) – along with patients, families and partners.
Together we looked at population health data - the health outcomes and characteristics of people who live in specific communities - and developed strategies to address these needs. Our goal being 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'v heard from our patients and caregivers.
Our 2016-2019 Strategic Priorities outlined in the IHSP include:
- Better Seniors’ Care
- Better Seniors' Care
- Better Palliative Care
- Better Care for Kids and Youth
- Better Community Care
- Better Care for Underserved Communities
- Better Mental Health
View the 2016-2019 IHSP here.
View the accessible version of the IHSP 2016-2019.