Caring Communities, Healthier People.

Integrated Health Service Plan 2016-2019

Central LHIN Together we're better

The Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) has engaged with hundreds of stakeholders to develop our Integrated Health Service Plan (IHSP) for 2016-2019.   As part of our planning process, the LHIN has engaged Health Service Providers (HSPs) – the organizations we fund such as community service agencies, long-term care homes and hospitals – along with patients, families and partners. Together we’ve looked at population health data - the health outcomes and characteristics of people who live in specific communities - and developed strategies to address these needs.  The goal is to create a local network of care that can support patients and families through all stages of life, from birth to end-of-life.

LHINs align local planning with provincial health care strategies.  Our key priorities for better health mirror those that have been identified by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, and the insights we’ve heard from our patients and caregivers.  Our strategic priorities are:  Better Seniors’ Care; Better Palliative Care; Better Care for Kids and Youth; Better Community Care; Better Care for Underserved Communities; and Better Mental Health.

Through implementation of our new Integrated Health Service Plans, the LHINs are strengthening patient-centered care at the local level by:

  • Listening to the voice of the patient and caregiver to learn more about areas where we are doing well, and where we need to improve
  • Monitoring and measuring system-wide performance and taking action in identified areas 
  • Improving access to care with a focus on providing equitable treatment for as many people as possible

The full plan – Caring Communities, Healthier People – is available here.

View the accessible version of the IHSP 2016-2019.

Central LHIN Strategic Priorities

Central LHIN Vision


Central LHIN IHSP Archive