Between 2010 and 2013, an attempt was made to integrate 13 providers with over 100 mental health and addiction services into one new integrated agency – the Algoma Anchor Agency. This newly created agency was formed and incorporated in 2012, but late in 2013 the concept “died.” Find out why the concept arose, the steps taken to create the agency and the reasons for its’ demise. Explore the lessons learned and the positive and negative consequences experienced by those affected, including the providers and the recipients of services.
In February 2014, following a two-year process, three organizations — Search Community Mental Health Services, CMHA London-Middlesex, and WOTCH Community Mental Health Services — officially amalgamated into a new corporation under the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) banner: CMHA Middlesex.
The Huron Perth Addiction and Mental Health Alliance is a legal partnership between six mental health and addiction agencies. The Alliance was formed in order to provide structure to the management of the addiction and mental health system in Huron Perth and to improve client outcomes.
This report discusses models of collaboration, key considerations for successful collaborations at the service level, and information on guidelines for evaluating collaboration among services and their impacts on client outcomes.
In Northumberland PATH, patients and caregivers partner with providers across the community and system to co-design changes to improve healthcare transitions and experiences. A first for Ontario, the project shifts who and what drives healthcare change, and tests the difference it delivers.
Business Plan for the Temiskaming Health Link, one of the early adopter Health Links, with the Centre de santé communautaire du Témiscaming as its lead agency.
Information from Infrastructure Ontario concerning loans available to non-Profit organizations in Ontario that own or operate, or are planning to own or operate a community health and social services hub.
This article looks at the successes and challenges of a number of rural and urban multi-service agencies in the community health sector and the integration processes that created them.
Newsletters from Community Health Ontario’s Healthy Community Collaborations project which provide information about CHO member integration activities during the period of the project.
This research-based position paper provides recommendations to effectively link mental health and addiction services with the rest of the health system, in particular primary care.