Sandwich Community Health Centre
wins two of five provincial awards

The Sandwich Community Health Centre (SCHC) located in West Windsor has been awarded two of five prestigious “Model of Care Awards” by the Association of Health Centres of Ontario (AOHC). Chosen from among 75 Community Health Centres and satellite Centres from across the province of Ontario, the SCHC was awarded the Model of Care Award for Primary Care and the Model of Care Award for Health Promotion.

The Centre was nominated by community partners throughout Windsor-Essex for the awards. Executive Director Lynda Monik commented that “there is no greater honor than to be recognized by one’s colleagues for the work we do to deliver care to our clients”.

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complex system, clearly defined

On July 7, 2009, The Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) in Chatham expanded its services to include an on-site audiologist who will be conducting hearing testing and hearing aid evaluations and sales. We have moved our location to 75 Thames Street, 2nd Floor in order to accommodate our complete hearing testing facility with state-of-the-art diagnostic and hearing aid equipment.

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Expanded New Beginnings Club Keep Acquired Brain Injury Top of Mind

An Erie St. Clair LHIN supported collaborative, lead by Michelle Chernets of the Brain Injury Association of Chatham-Kent, has acquired annualized base funding to begin to provide Club services in the Sarnia/Lambton area starting September 2009. Through integration and collaboration, BIACK is already working with other Sarnia based organizations to maximize the successful implementation of these funds.

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Grand Bend Health Centre Awarded Full Accreditation

Overall, the review team found GBACHC to be “a healthy, effective learning organization that is delivering high caliber, needed programs and services to its clients and community”.

After undergoing an exhaustive review by the accrediting body, Community Organizational Health Inc., the Grand Bend Area Community Health Centre has been awarded full accreditation status, the highest level possible. The review was conducted in March but the preparation for the process began more than a year in advance and required many hours of work shared by all the staff at the Centre.

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How to Tell Your Organizations "EPIC" Story
Engaging People Improving Care, or EPIC, is a “toolkit” – an accessible, organized collection of resources on community engagement (CE) for health.

Community Engagement (CE) is of increasing importance to people and organizations involved in funding, planning and delivering health services. Members of the public have greater expectations for accountability and involvement in decision-making, and some jurisdictions have made CE mandatory. In addition, CE is considered by many to be a necessary element for the development of more coordinated, integrated and responsive health service systems.

A group of Ontario health providers and planners wanted to develop a “one-stop shop” where they could find the resources that would help them address the challenge of putting CE into practice, and EPIC was born.

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Monday, September 21, 2009

BANA Goes East... FAR EAST

The Southwestern Ontario region has a rich history of non-profit agencies going above and beyond to provide the very best programs, staff and knowledge to the communities that they serve. One local agency is about to go that extra mile …..or rather an extra 6,700 miles to provide even better services!

“Eating disorders, affect individuals of all ages, genders, and ethnic groups,” - Executive Director, Mary Kaye Lucier

The Bulimia Anorexia Nervosa Association (BANA) is a not-for-profit, registered charity, community-based organization servicing the counties of Windsor/Essex, Chatham-Kent and Sarnia/Lambton. For the past 26 years, they’ve been committed to the provision of specialized treatment, education and support services for individuals affected directly and indirectly by eating disorders.

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14 LHINs + Enhanced Collaboration
= New LHIN Collaborative (LHINC)

The LHIN Collaborative (LHINC) is a new LHIN-led provincial organization intended to support the LHIN mandate and transformation of the broader health system. 
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CCIM scope expands at sector and project levels
CCIM announces three new business systems projects, an integrated assessment project and an integrated data strategy to further positively transform health care delivery in Ontario’s Community Care sectors.
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Canada’s progress on team-based care
There has been a significant push in funding and government efforts to expand the use of team-based care in the last decade, but it is still evolving, says the Health Council of Canada.
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Sandwich Community Health Centre Gets a Toxic Tunnel
The Toxic Tunnel allows children to enter into one end of the cigarette and experience interactive non-smoking and healthy life styles education modalities.

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LHIN Media Kit is Now Available

Located in the Health Service Providers section of our web site are the resources provided to meet the MSAA requirements, including the standards manual and logo formats.

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eHealth Update

Over the past few months, eHealth Ontario has been under scrutiny. While we wait for the Auditor General’s report, which is expected this fall and should lay the ground work for what needs to be done internally at eHealth Ontario, we must remember that the agenda remains the same. In Erie St. Clair that means we are working to deliver eHealth Ontario’s agenda of an electronic health record for all Ontarians by 2015.

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