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For Community Members

 

Creating an integrated and coordinated system begins with community involvement.

Community engagement or involvement refers to the entire spectrum of activities that support two-way interaction between the Mississauga Halton LHIN and the public and providers in order to support health system planning and design.

The benefits of community engagement are numerous, and include increased accountability, planning that is client / patient / family-focused, innovation, and improved health outcomes.

Please click on the links below to see some of the ways the Mississauga Halton LHIN recently engaged the community during the development of the Integrated Health Service Plan (IHSP) refresh for 2010 to 2013.

French Language Health Services in Mississauga Halton LHIN

Overview

The Mississauga Halton LHIN’s Integrated Health Services Plan (IHSP) identifies that there is a need to enhance access to health care in French forFrancophone residents.  The Francophone population in the MH LHIN consists of 18,490 residents (1.8%) whose mother tongue is French and we expect to see the Francophone population grow to app. 35,372 under the new Inclusive Definition of Francophones (IDF). The largest proportion of Francophones in the Mississauga Halton LHIN is in Mississauga.

Responsibilities of LHINs

Under the provisions of the Local Health System Integration Act, 2006, LHINs must respect the requirements of the French Language Services Act, 1986 (FLSA) in planning, funding and monitoring health care services in the local system. To do this, LHINs must engage the Francophone population of the geographic area they serve.

As Crown agencies and local health system planners, LHINs are accountable for ensuring access and accessibility to French Language Services (FLS) in their geographic area. They are also required to report to the Ministry on their planning initiatives related to FLS. The Ministry will rely on the LHIN to monitor FLS progress among Health Service Providers (HSPs) within its geographic area.

All identified HSPs are accountable for FLS as part of their service accountability agreement within the MH LHIN.