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CMHA Ontario’s primary focus is on knowledge enhancement through the development and distribution of information to a wide variety of mental health stakeholders, including local branches, consumers/survivors and family members, policy makers and leaders, and the media.

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March 1, 2016 Addressing Mental Health and Addictions Needs in Primary Care

Response to Patients First: A Proposal to Strengthen Patient-Centred Health Care in Ontario

As the government acknowledges, the province lacks an effective, coordinated system for home and community care and this creates immense challenges that need urgent attention across Ontario1. The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s proposed strategy, Patients First: A Proposal to Strengthen Patient-Centred Health Care, aims to specifically target many of these gaps and challenges identified across the health care system2. As the proposal states, “Many of these challenges arise from the disparate way different health services are planned and managed. Some — such as hospitals, long-term care, community services and mental health and addiction services — are planned and managed by the province’s Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs). Others — such as primary care, home and community care services, and population and public health services — are currently planned and managed in different ways.”3