About our Ontario Health Team
Ontario Health Teams (OHTs) being built across the province to provide a new way of delivering more connected care and facilitating access for individuals and their caregivers.
The FLA OHT is committed to developing a team-based health-care system that prioritizes mental, physical, emotional, spiritual and social health and wellness to meet our community’s needs.
Our OHT is founded on a bold vision of offering a People-Centred Health Home for everyone our OHT serves. This includes seven principles for care that is equitable, accessible, connected, collaborative, continuous, holistic, and accountable.
Our work towards this vision is being done in partnership with community members and over 70 organizations, grouped into networks of care centered on the needs of people they serve, including home & community care and community support services, long-term care, addictions & mental health, primary care, hospitals, specialists, wellness & equity and education & research.
Why build an Ontario Health Team?
This new vision for health care in Ontario is well-aligned with the ‘Quadruple Aim,’ an internationally-recognized framework that designs and delivers an effective health care system.
The four objectives of the Quadruple Aim are:
Improving the patient and caregiver experience;
Improving the health of populations;
Reducing the per capita cost of health care; and,
Improving the work life of providers.
The Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Ontario Health Team (FLA OHT) is a group of health and social service partners who have deep roots in the communities across our region.
A closer look ...
The FLA OHT is made up of a partners from different Networks, as shown in each circle. Partners may be part of more than one network.
The Networks are centered on the needs of people they provide for, made up of services and agencies who deliver care in a particular area of our health and wellness system.
Learn more about FLA OHT Partners.
How the OHT is organized
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These principles transcend all FLA OHT work.
Community and provider partnership in all aspects
People are partners in co-designing the system they access
Population health focus rather than pure “medical” focus
Focus on wellness
Inclusive and equitable
Importance of Social determinants of health
Respectful of Indigenous rights, world view and principles of wellness
Inclusive of Francophone population
Evidence and quality improvement based
Read more about the Guiding Principles of the FLA OHT.
The FLA OHT Timeline
May 2019: Teams from both the South East (SE) and the Rural Frontenac, Lennox & Addington (RFLA) regions submitted Self-Assessments to the Ministry of Health.
Fall 2019: Ministry of Health requested SE and RFLA regions to form one Ontario Health Team for the Frontenac, Lennox & Addington region.
Today, our FLA Ontario Health Team has taken flight towards our goals of more integrated, inclusive and connected care, thanks to the collaboration and hard work of our community members, health care providers, partners and working group members.
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