Honourable Mention: The Central-East Local Health Integration Network’s Integrated Health Service Plan
Continuing with its development of the Integrated Health Service Plan 2013-2016, the Central East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) has invited Entité 4 [Entity # 4] – one of six French Language Health Planning Entities – to join its staff in order to launch a series of Francophone community engagement initiatives regarding the Central-East LHIN Integrated Health Strategic Plan. This plan seeks to prioritize issues of mental health and addictions, diabetes and vascular health, palliative and end of life care, as well as creating a system of care for frail seniors.
Three focus groups were hosted in August and September 2012 consisting of Francophone residents and organizations in Scarborough, Peterborough and the Durham Region in order to contribute to the development of this Strategic Plan by providing their insights. In addition, an online survey was made available in French and was actively promoted by the LHIN and Entité 4. The Central-East LHIN’s comprehensive Integrated Health Strategic Plan document was then launched on its website in both English and French.
Moving forward, the Central-East LHIN is committed to working together with Entité 4 throughout the duration of its Integrated Health Strategic Plan over the next few years to develop a joint action plan which will focus on the Central-East LHIN’s strategic aims and priorities that benefit the Francophone community throughout the next three years. This is certainly a promising effort that should prove to be constructive for all the parties involved.
With this blog post, I am concluding the series of 15 honourable mentions blog posts. If you haven’t had a chance to read the other posts that are part of the series, be sure to check out the full list of honourable mentions from my 2012-2013 Annual Report.