North West LHIN’s health system planning and funding functions are now part of Ontario Health, a government agency responsible for ensuring Ontarians continue to receive high-quality health care services where and when they need them.
We are pleased to announce the new Community Engagement (CE) Guidelines. CE is both a legislated responsibility and a core function. Local decision making is the model weare built on, one that values the input of community members, health care professionals, and stakeholders to inform our planning and decision making processes. Click to view the 2016 LHIN Community Engagement Guidelines and Toolkit | Available in French
Community Engagement Accomplishments
We would like to thank the people of Northwestern Ontario who were generous with their time during community engagement.
Core Principles for North West Community Engagement
These seven recommendations reflect the common beliefs and understandings of those working in the fields of public engagement, conflict resolution, and collaboration.
- Careful Planning and Preparation
- Inclusion and Demographic Diversity
- Collaboration and Shared Purpose
- Openness and Learning
- Transparency and Trust
- Impact and Action
- Sustained Engagement and Participatory Culture
Engaging Our Communities
- LHINkages Quarterly Newsletters: Sharing Health Care News, Stories and Developments in Northwestern Ontario
- LHINfo Minute: A regular publication by the North West LHIN providing updates on health care news and services of interest to our local communities.
Community Engagement Reports
Primary Care Physician Engagement Resource
Effective primary care is essential to a high performing health system. Well integrated primary care models can achieve distinct health, service and system goals simultaneously. Research indicates that improvements in health care require direct and meaningful involvement of physicians. The following resource provides tools towards creating a positive discussion.
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