Ontario Health Teams

Ontario Health Teams (OHTs) are being introduced to provide a new way of organizing and delivering care that is more connected to patients in their local communities. Under OHTs, health care providers (including hospitals, doctors and home and community care providers) will work as one coordinated team – no matter where they provide care. We are developing a range of supports for OHTs including practice guides, measurement tools and an approach to evaluating Ontario Health Teams.

ADVANCE Program of Supports 

As one of the Ministry’s Central Support Programs to OHTs, our ADVANCE faculty has redesigned our Programs to support your leadership team virtually.

What’s New in Evaluation?

Click below to read our most recent Ontario Health Teams Central Evaluation Report

What’s Next?

🗓 Tuesday, September 26th, 2023

Interventions to Address Inequities in Ontario Health Teams

We close our 4-part series on health equity in Ontario Health Teams with a focus on action! Building on our understanding of equity (April 2023), building capacity for equity (May 2022), and measuring equity (June 2022), this September Webinar will provide details on what activities are being undertaken to address health inequities. We have a special guest, Dr. Sarah Sowden of Newcastle University in England who will describe two interventions implemented in England. Dr Sowden is an Advanced Clinical Academic Fellow in the Population Health Sciences Institute at Newcastle University. Then we will hear from Ontario participants describe interventions that are directly addressing equity in their Ontario Health Team. Greater Hamilton Health Partners, North West Toronto, and Kitchener–Waterloo–Wellesley–Wilmot–Woolwich will share programs that they are implementing to improve health equity through community hubs, neighbourhood models, bringing care to people living in congregate settings, and for people with no home at all. Dr. Paul Wankah who has hosted prior webinars in this equity series will lead off with ways that we can summarize the types and effects of programs and where and how they can be enacted. Join us to learn what integrated care networks such as Ontario Health Teams are capable of doing to improve health equity. Register for the September 26th Webinar (12pm-1:30pm) here.

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🗓 Tuesday, June 27th, 2023

Measuring Equity

Measure what matters so that what matters is attended to. This webinar will review and discuss approaches to measuring health equity and using health equity measurement to advance health equity in integrated delivery systems.

In this session:

Jessica Morgan from the HSPN will review current and proposed approaches to measure health equity and why different approaches to measurement matters. Will Manners will show how NHS England is supporting Integrated Care Boards with health equity measurement and providing these data to local ICBs to support their work to address health inequities. Dr. John Ford (Queen Mary University London) will discuss how measurement supports action. The session will be moderated by Dr. Paul Wankah and Dr. Walter Wodchis.

This is the third instalment in the HSPN series of webinars on advancing health equity in Ontario Health Teams.

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