Integration in the HNHB LHIN

Integrated health systems provide coordinated, accessible and high quality health care that focuses on people's needs, improves patient care, and makes service delivery more efficient.

Both the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant (HNHB) Local Health Integration (LHIN) and health service providers (HSPs) are expected to find opportunities to integrate the system in alignment with the HNHB LHIN’s strategic plans and provincial directions.

The resources below are designed to help health service providers understand what integration is, particularly, voluntary integrations. For more information about the LHIN's role in integrating the health system, please read the Local Health System Integration Act, 2006.

Click here for the HNHB LHIN Voluntary Integration Submission template.

We ask that you consider the following questions in your analysis and community engagement:

  • Identify which populations may experience significant unintended health impacts as a result of the proposed integration and service changes (if any). Consider the type of programs being analyzed and the scope of its catchment area (i.e. local, regional or provincial program).
  • How will the change affect access to care (i.e. quality, wait times, cultural and responsiveness of care) for populations. Comment on positive impacts that enhance health equity and negative impacts that contribute to health disparities.
  • How impacted populations (as applicable) were included in the community engagement process?
  • How will unintended negative impacts and concerns (if identified) through the community engagement be mitigated?

Resources to help you Integrate: