In March 2006 the Central East LHIN distributed its Framework for Community Engagement and Local Health Planning. In that Framework we stated a valued belief that engaged communities are healthy communities. After months of conversations with local residents and health care professionals, we came to the distinct realization “engaged communities, healthy communities” was more than a value statement, it was also our motivating vision for change.
During the implementation of the LHIN's first Integrated Health Service Plan, hundreds of individuals from across the Central East region joined planning partnerships teams - Collaboratives, Health Interest Networks and Task Groups - and provided local expertise in the identification of opportunities for health care improvements. Their insight and input was invaluable and their hard work and dedication to the residents of the Central East LHIN resulted in new funded projects, local projects that rolled out provincially, informative reports, recommendations for improvement and much more.
When LHIN began implementing its second IHSP and third IHSP that vision did not change and we continued to believe that when people are actively involved in managing their own health and wellness, as well as creating their own heath care and community solutions, they tend to be healthier as a result.
Now as we work with our partners on achieving the "Living Healthier at Home" aim that we have set for the system in the LHIN's fourth IHSP, we continue to seek out the advice and direction of our engagement structures.
Launching the Central East LHIN Patient and Family Advisory Committee - posted September 15, 2016
The Central East LHIN is seeking community members to participate in the new Patient and Family Advisory Committee (PFAC). By joining the Patient and Family Advisory Committee, individuals have a chance to be part of changes that can benefit everyone who uses health care services in the Central East LHIN. To learn more and submit an Expression of Interest form before October 28th, please click HERE.
Inviting interested individuals to join the Central East Regional Palliative Care Steering Committee - posted October 7, 2016
Interested individuals with knowledge and experience who have the skills and ability to make decisions within their organization and influence change within their sector/community, and reflect issues/concerns from regional stakeholders, including patients and caregivers from across the LHIN's seven sub-regions are invited to submit an Expression of Interest to become a member of the CERPCSC. CERPCSC membership is inclusive and open to all hospice palliative care sectors/services impacting advanced chronic disease management. To learn more and submit an Expression of Interest form by November 4, 2016, please click HERE.
- Please click HERE to see the resources that the LHIN uses to support its Community Engagement activities.
- Please click on the links below to learn more about these engagement structures and ongoing opportunities for involvement.
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