Central East LHIN Sub-regions
What is a Sub-region?
A sub-region is a smaller geographic planning region within the Central East LHIN that will help the LHIN to better understand and address patient needs at the local level. Sub-regions have been in place informally in Central East LHIN for many years and they are now being formalized. By looking at care patterns through a smaller, more local lens, the Central East LHIN will be able to better identify and respond to community needs and ensure that patients across the entire LHIN have access to the care they need, when and where they need it. This includes the needs of Francophone Ontarians, Indigenous communities, newcomers and other individuals and groups within the Central East LHIN whose health care needs are unique and who often experience challenges accessing and navigating the health care system.
In the Central East LHIN, seven (7) sub-regions have been providing a geographic foundation for the development of local integrated systems of care.
Why were Sub-regions established?
Central East LHIN sub-regions were established based on existing care patterns in order to achieve a more local approach that will better serve Ontarians by ensuring that services reflect the unique needs of patients and their communities. In formalizing our sub-regions, the Central East LHIN used the best available evidence - including patient referral patterns and insights gleaned from local engagement with patients, providers and community members - to ensure that sub-regions align with local needs.
Physicians, nurses, and other clinicians, as well as patients, caregivers and their families play a role in planning, priority setting and implementing improvement activities at the Central East LHIN sub-region level to ensure the needs of patients and their communities are being met.
Central East LHIN Sub-region Planning Tables Kick-Off Event
On October 16, 2017, the Central East LHIN held its inaugural Sub-region Planning Tables Kick-off Event. With over 70 individuals in attendance, representing unique perspectives including - patients, caregivers, Indigenous, Francophone, new immigrant, primary care providers, specialists, hospital, public health units, municipal services, community health centres/family health teams, community support services, long-term care, mental health and addictions sector - the purpose was to provide launch the Central East LHIN's formal approach to sub-region planning. The event started with a 90 minute "State of the Health Care System" and provided an overview of the Renewed Central East LHIN, an overview of Central East LHIN Sub-region Planning including Health Links next steps, it introduced the updated Sub-region Profiles and Data tools, and introduced the Sub-region Planning Table members.
At the end of the event the planning members said:
- "Today the Central East LHIN Sub-Region Table members came together for the first time and began to establish relationships."
- "We traded stories about our experiences with the health care system and looked at the sub-region profiles data to better understand the needs of patients in our local communities."
- "We are excited about moving forward with sub-region planning and recruiting additional members to join the tables as we work together to improve the health of our local populations and improve the patient experience."
To view the "State of the Health Care System" update and the supporting materials, please click on the links below:
Sub-region Planning Tables in the Central East LHIN
Sub-region planning builds on the Central East LHIN’s strong foundation of local engagement and planning and will also advance the strategic aims and direct care priorities of the Central East LHIN’s Integrated Health Service Plan 4 (IHSP4) – Living Healthier at Home.
To that end, the Central East LHIN has established Sub-region Planning Tables to foster joint accountability for innovative, integrated system redesign to address health and service gaps, advance quality, and improve patient experience and outcomes. The Planning Tables build upon the strong, comprehensive foundation laid down by the Health Links Steering, Quality Improvement and Design Team tables in order to further advance the approach to Coordinated Care Plans and physician attachments. The Planning Tables allow the full continuum of stakeholders from diverse sectors to come together with patient and caregiver representatives to improve the health of the population within a sub-region geography. The following planning tables have been established to support the work of sub-regions:
Central East LHIN Sub-Region Profiles - An Interactive Tool - NEW!
To support enhanced collaboration amongst the network of health service providers within a sub-region and other stakeholders, an environmental scan of demographics, population health, social determinants of health and health system information at the LHIN sub-region level has been developed to support decision-making. These sub-region profiles are now available through an interactive tool. The tool includes data to specific neighbourhoods, information about sub-regions and the types of services provided, high-level maps, documents, pictures, and videos.
The environmental scan is also available in eight chapters which describe the Central East LHIN and the seven LHIN sub-regions. In the Central East LHIN, the seven sub-regions provide a geographic foundation for the development of local integrated systems of care at the sub-regional level.
Central East LHIN Sub-Region Profile Documents and Placemats - Posted October 16, 2017
Sub-Region Planning Tables Expression of Interest (EOI)
The Central East Local Health Integration Network (Central East LHIN) continues to seek health system stakeholders - patients, caregivers, Indigenous representatives, Francophone representatives, and New Immigrant representatives to participate in Sub-region Planning Tables. For more information click here.