The Ontario government recently announced the approval of an additional 13 Ontario Health Teams (OHTs), bringing the total number to 42 across the province.
Of the 42 currently-approved OHTs, Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) branches are involved in 28 either as core partners or supporting organizations. Seven of the 13 just-announced OHTs involved CMHA branches.
OHTs are a core component of the provincial government’s ongoing health care system transformation. Under OHTs, health care providers (including hospitals, doctors and home and community care providers) work as one co-ordinated team – no matter where they provide care. These teams are intended to provide a new way of organizing and delivering care that is more connected to patients in their local communities.
All the OHTs with CMHA involvement are listed below, with the newly-announced OHTs bolded.
|All Nations Health Partners OHT (Kenora)||CMHA Kenora|
|Brampton OHT||CMHA Peel Dufferin|
|Brantford Brant OHT||CMHA Brant-Haldimand-Norfolk|
|Burlington OHT||CMHA Halton|
|Cambridge North Dumfries OHT||CMHA Waterloo Wellington|
|Chatham Kent OHT||CMHA Lambton Kent|
|Connected Care Halton OHT||CMHA Halton|
|Couchiching OHT||CMHA Simcoe County|
|Durham OHT||CMHA Durham|
|Eastern York Region and North Durham OHT||CMHA York & South Simcoe|
|Guelph and Area OHT||CMHA Waterloo Wellington|
|Hamilton OHT||CMHA Hamilton|
|Hills of Headwaters Collaborative OHT||CMHA Peel Dufferin|
|Huron Perth and Area OHT||CMHA Huron Perth
|Kawartha Lakes OHT||CMHA Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge|
|Kitchener, Waterloo, Wilmot Woolwich, and Wellesley (KW4) OHT||CMHA Waterloo Wellington|
|Mississauga OHT||CMHA Peel Dufferin|
|Muskoka and Area OHT||CMHA Muskoka-Parry Sound|
|Near North Health and Wellness OHT||CMHA Muskoka-Parry Sound|
|North Western Toronto OHT||CMHA Toronto|
|North York OHT||CMHA Toronto|
|Ottawa OHT||CMHA Ottawa|
|Peterborough OHT||CMHA Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge|
|Rainy River District OHT||CMHA Fort Frances|
|Sarnia Lambton OHT||CMHA Lambton Kent|
|Scarborough OHT||CMHA Toronto|
|South Georgian Bay OHT||CMHA Simcoe County|
|Southlake Community OHT||CMHA York & South Simcoe|