Addictions Ontario (AO), Ontario Federation of Community Mental Health and Addictions Programs (OFCMHAP) and Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Ontario
This research paper based on a literature review, key informant interviews and consultations identifies challenges and strategies to effectively link mental health and addiction services with the rest of the health system, in particular primary care. It provides recommendations for action in the context of a 10-year Mental Health and Addiction Strategy under development which signals the intention of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to move away from the siloed approach.
Section: Making Integration Work
Sector: Addictions, Community-governed primary health care, Health system, Mental health, Primary health care, Social services
Organization type: Community-Based Mental Health or Addiction Organization
Professions: Doctors or physicians, Psychiatrists
Integration type: Clinical/service, Coordination/cooperation, Interprofessional collaboration, Navigation, System transformation
Document type: Research and analysis
Administrative concerns: Quality
Medical/social concerns: Access, Chronic disease, Complex needs, Concurrent disorders, Equity, Navigation, Person-centred care, Poverty, Prevention, Social determinants of health, Transitions of Care
Source: Community health sector
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