Caring Communities, Healthier People.
Integrated Health Service Plan 2016-2019
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 IHSP Archive