Some Examples of Engaging our Community

Here are some of the ways that the HNHB LHIN has listened and learned: 


May 10-20, 2011 - Governance to Governance Sessions

Approximately 130 governors and executives from our Health Service Providers attended these sessions discussing: HSP accountabilities under legislation, a review of the recent M-SAA process, and LHIN priorities, including Quality, Community Engagement, Integration and Access to Care.


May 19, 2011 - Maximizing Flow in and out of the Emergency Department with Infection Control, Hospital Leadership Forum

This forum focused on infection control practices and challenges with an Emergency Department and hospital-wide Patient Flow focus. The forum was a collaboration between the HNHB LHIN Emergency Services Steering Committee and the Central South Infection Control Network.


November 22 & 30, 2010 - Aiming for Better Health - Fort Erie

Over the course of two days, residents, health service providers, and community and social service agencies identified local priorities and built an action plan to prevent and manage chronic conditions in Fort Erie.


November 1-22, 2010 - CEO Meet and Greets 

Throughout the month of November, our new CEO Donna Cripps was out around the LHIN meeting our health service providers in a series of informal morning meet & greets.


October 27, 2010 - Engaging the Community Together

This workshop gave the leads of networks an opportunity to introduce themselves, their networks, and their best practices. Like many initial conversations facilitated by the LHIN, the leads have decided to work together on their own, to further their engagment practices.


August 9, 2010 - Building Community Capacity for Independent Living

On August 9, 2010, in partnership with the HNHB CCAC, we held a workshop for community support providers. 


March 24, 2010 - Launch of the RNAO Best Practice Spotlight Organization 

The HNHB LHIN celebrated the official launch of its BPSO candidacy with representatives from all partner organizations. It was a day of learning, sharing, and celebration. 


March 2010 - Francophone Youth Summit

With support from the LHIN, the Centre de santé communautaire Hamilton-Niagara held a forum for Francophone youth in Hamilton. This was to provide them with an opportunity to voice their concerns about current health, social and cultural matters, to identify shortcomings in service delivery and offer ways to improve access to services and programs in French.            


March 19, 2010 - Aboriginal Health Opportunities Workshop

A meeting was held at Six Nations with individuals from Aboriginal communities in follow-up to two health care planning sessions held over the past couple years. The goal of this session was to discuss how to turn planning into action.


October 2009 - Learn, Discover, Share - Open Houses

Throughout the month of October, 2009, we held 12 Open Houses across our communities. Those who attended had the opportunity to chat with our board and staff to discover how the HNHB LHIN and its partners work to improve our health care system, learn about our Integrated Health Service Plan (IHSP) directions, and share their thoughts and ideas for a healthier future.



2009 - Clinical Services Plan

This process has involved over 1000 stakeholders in creating a plan to improve access to health care services.


2009 - Diabetes Action Group

As part of our chronic disease prevention and management strategy, this group of interested diabetes service providers from across the HNHB LHIN identified over 60 priority areas for potential action. The group created an inventory of patient materials on diabetes care for health service providers. They continue to work together to advance other priorities. 

Photo Lets Talk Couple Discussing 

2008 - Let's Talk: Aging at Home

This initiative involved over 600 seniors and their caregivers in a series of conversations about healthy aging. It not only provided the LHIN with advice, knowledge and insight, but as well linked learners to issues in aging, connected people with ideas and aspirations, and stimulated interest in the Aging at Home Strategy.


2008 - Aboriginal Health Search Conference

This 3 day conference brought together over 80 Aboriginal participants to discuss what the health care experience should be for Aboriginal people.