Community Health Ontario partnership announced
Community Health Ontario (CHO) is a new strategic partnership between the Association of Ontario Health Centres, the Ontario Community Support Association, and the Ontario Federation of Community Mental Health and Addictions Programs. The three organizations represent the majority of the not-for-profit home and community support, mental health and addictions and community-governed primary health care providers in Ontario. CHO is committed to: supporting its member agencies and advocating for appropriate and equitable resources, working with policy and decision-makers to remove systemic barriers to health care access, demonstrating the need to invest in community-based services and social determinants of health, and exploring possible integration opportunities among the three member associations. See the Community Health Ontario news release, “Partnership to Build Community Services,” November 20, 2010, available at www.ofcmhap.on.ca.