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.
Inclusion Research unites the framework of Inclusion (developed by Health Nexus) with the experience of listening to women (gained by OWHN through conducting focus groups), and the methodology of training people who are homeless as researchers (pioneered by AMRP). It is a valuable methodology to explore a diverse range of issues experienced by people who have experienced marginalization.
HEIA is a decision support tool which walks users through the steps of identifying how a program, policy or similar initiative will impact population groups in different ways.
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.
This paper presents the results of a participatory action project on the health, opinions and needs of youth in the rural area of southwest Norfolk. Teenagers there had been found to have substantilly higher rates of smoking and underage drinking compared to Ontario youth in general, were prone to risky behaviours and were the at high risk for suicide. The paper demonstrates the value of community engagement and asset identification in addressing rural health and social issues.