We believe a significant goal in the community health sector should be an integrated, coordinated system which addresses the social determinants of health as the key to a healthy society. We are, however, critical of “quick fix” integration which does nothing of the sort. It's our hope that through this site organizations, agencies and people are able to navigate integration currents to achieve meaningful outcomes.
“Organizations across the province now have a repository to help with the many integration pressures they may face,” said David Kelly, CEO of Addictions and Mental Health Ontario. “We encourage organizations to make full use of this resource".
The Integration Resources (integrationresources.ca) website is component of Healthy Community Collaborations, a CHO project funded by the Trillium Foundation. The project’s aim is to support the community health sectors in their integration initiatives among themselves and with the broader health and social systems, in keeping with community health values such as person-centred, community-driven services, bottom-up processes, inter-professional collaboration, strong relationships among sectors and across sectors, and overarching concern with the social determinants of health. CHO thanks the Trillium Foundation for the funding which made Healthy Community Collaborations possible.