LHIN Leadership Council
This Discussion Paper developed by the LHIN Leadership Council aims to contribute to a common understanding of the objectives of integration and to illustrate the full spectrum of integration opportunities available between health service providers and within communities. It provides useful statistics on the relative financial weights of different health care sectors across Ontario and in each LHIN, and commentary on the imbalance between resources for community care and acute care. It suggests common principles to adopt across the health system and identifies categories of integration refined from the original 2006 Local Health System Integration Act. It also addresses LHIN roles in integration initiatives and evaluation criteria for integration initiatives. It includes highlights of a 2009 environmental scan of health system integration.
Section: Making Integration Work
Sector: Acute care, Addictions, Community support, Community-governed primary health care, Health system, Long-term care, Mental health, Primary health care
Organization type: Aboriginal Health Centre, Community Care Access Centre, Community Health Centre, Community Support Organization, Community-Based Mental Health or Addiction Organization, Local Health Integration Network
Integration type: Behind the scenes, Coordination/cooperation, Joint initiatives, Mergers, System transformation
Document type: Briefing paper, Position statement
Administrative concerns: Cost/benefit
Source: Government of Ontario, LHIN
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