What We Do

The ANHP's original mandates included

  • Recruitment of health care professionals, and

  • Cross-Border (improved access to health care in Manitoba)

The Year-One (2020-21) focus of the ANHP Ontario Health Team includes

  • Mental Health and Addictions Crisis Response 

  • Home Care and Community Support Services (including supportive housing and long-term care),

  • Digital Connectivity Strategy (including privacy, quality improvement and evaluation).

Working Groups have been set up for all these projects, with expert local staff and leadership working towards a more seamless health care system.

Other Working Groups for the ANHP OHT include:

  • Governance/Partnership/Leadership

  • Homelessness & Housing

  • Primary Care

  • Public Health

  • Communications

 

During the COVID-19 situation, the ANHP formed task forces comprised of expert staff from area agencies to ensure our communities' unique needs are met:

  • Communications, including

    • Help-Lines in English 807-444-2219 and in Anishinaabemowin 807-464-3588 where anyone can ask questions about COVID-19, area services including mental health, or getting help to secure food for their families

    • Daily bulletins summarizing area services available

  • COVID-19 Assessment Centre & Testing​

    • opened March 30, beside LWDH​ and staffed by five partner agencies working together

  • Vulnerable Populations

    • ensuring the needs of seniors, underhoused, homeless, and Indigenous populations are met during the COVID-19 situation​

  • Food Security​

    • working together to ​share food supplies across the Kenora district

  • Home & Community Care; Human Resources & Volunteers​

    • working ​together to ensure people have the help they need to live safely in their homes

    • partners are sharing human resources and PPE across agencies

  • Traditional Healing

    • Indigenous partners are working with area elders to continue to use medicines and ceremonies in a good way, with the appropriate precautions shared from western medicine.

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