Engagement Summary Now Available!
In early 2018, Champlain LHIN staff conducted 20 stakeholder consultations across the region. The purpose of the consultations was to:
- Build a shared understanding of priorities in each sub-region
- Identify current, system-level challenges and some examples of emerging solutions to improve access to care
- Identify local individuals and organizations interested in advancing opportunities to improve access to care.
In all, 400 stakeholders participated, representing patients, caregivers, health service providers, primary care providers, and others.
The Engagement Summary report provides findings from the consultations.
This information will help set priorities and develop plans to optimize the health resources within our region and reduce inequities among sub-regions.
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Late in 2016, the Champlain LHIN Board of Directors approved sub-regions as an important way to achieve the LHIN’s mission of building a coordinated, integrated and accountable health system for people where and when they need it.
While Champlain residents may get health care wherever they need it, focusing on smaller areas to plan health service delivery makes sense: our region is very large, and health needs vary among people living in different parts of our region.
With the goal of improved patient and client health outcomes, sub-regions are the focal point for integrated health service planning and delivery to:
- Focus on the health needs of people who live within sub-regions and improve equity within and among sub-regions
- Increase the use of local community resources and knowledge. Each community understands the health needs of the people who live there, and the services they need
- Engage patients, clients and caregivers to ensure that the work of each sub-region meets the needs of the people who live there
- Improve access to care by working with health service providers in each sub-region to respond to local issues.
How were sub-regions developed?
The Champlain LHIN analyzed data and engaged with our communities, carefully considering the feedback we received. Based on this, the Champlain LHIN developed and adjusted sub-region boundaries (see map below). For reports on this process, please refer to this page’s Background Documents.
In the months since sub-regions were established, the Champlain LHIN and health system partners - including public health, hospitals, and community health-service providers - collaborated to develop helpful data for each sub-region.
The result of these efforts, the Sub-Region Population Health Profiles Report (Executive Summary or Technical Document) provides key indicators that impact the health of Champlain LHIN residents. The goal of the report is to provide baseline information that helps identify each sub-region’s strengths, challenges, needs and supports priority setting and planning.
Wondering what sub-region you live or work in? Please click below to use our postal-code look-up tool.
If you have questions about your specific sub-region, please contact your respective LHIN Sub-Region Director:
If you have general questions on planning in Champlain sub-regions, please contact James Fahey, LHIN Director, Health System Planning (email@example.com, or 613.747.3215 [toll-free 1.866.902.5446 x 3215]).