Working Groups

The All Nations Health Partners has established working groups to:

  • Share information and identify issues and gaps;
  • Develop an integrated, person-focused vision for health care in the Kenora area;
  • Engage partners in developing and implementing action plans to address identified health care issues;
  • Keep partners and communities informed through a multi-media communications strategy;
  • Advocate for change through the partnership at both operational and leadership/political levels

Mental Health & Addictions Working Group

The purpose of the All Nations Health Partners Mental Health and Addictions Working Group is to re-envision and create a comprehensive mental health and addictions strategy for those seeking mental health and addictions services close to home. This new system will align with the All Nations Health Partners overall plan to provide the right service by the right provider at the right time. Mental Health and Addictions service providers are at the working group table to build trust and work toward a more efficient and robust system for the All Nations Health Partners.

Communications Working Group

The primary purpose of the All Nations Health Partners Communications Working Group is to determine the appropriate information to be shared externally with the general public of the communities in which we serve.

Digital Health Working Group

The purpose of the Digital Health Working Group is to provide direction, assistance, and support to modernize the digital infrastructure for the delivery of health services in the All Nations Health Partners defined geographic region. In collaboration, the All Nations Health Partners will create a digital community patient record that empowers our patients across all care settings, reduces duplication, improves patient safety while respecting patient privacy.

Primary Care Working Group

The purpose of the Primary Care Working Group is to advance the integration and equity of primary health care across the All Nations Health Partners’ defined geographic region. As we move forward as an Ontario Health Team, providers and system leaders will need to work together to innovate and build a better, more equitable, and sustainable health care system based on informed and integrated primary health care.

Home & Community Support Services Working Group

The All Nations Health Partners Home & Community Care working group is developing a service plan to create a locally owned, sustainable and equitable Home & Community Care service delivery plan. This plan aims to improve the lives of those within the geographic area of the All Nations Health Partners.

Recruitment Working Group

The Health Professional Recruitment Committee was established to oversee the All Nations Health Partners’ Health Care Professional Recruitment and Retention Project. The committee has now evolved to become the steering committee and advisory body to the full-time Health Care Professional Recruiter employed by one of the members on behalf of the All Nations Health Partners.

Housing & Homelessness Strategy Working Group

The All Nations Health Partners Housing and Homelessness Working Group will bring together Health, Human and Community Services (both funded and volunteer) organizations to work collaboratively, as a community, toward common goals that will improve the lives of those who are experiencing housing and homelessness challenges in the All Nations Health Partners defined geographic region.

Privacy & Security Working Group

The All Nations Health Partners Privacy and Security Group has brought together all privacy and security officers of each health partner to align privacy governance and operationalize the policies required to allow for better system sharing amongst the partnering organizations.

Data & Quality Improvement Working Group

The purpose of the All Nations Health Partners Data and Quality Improvement Working Group is to review, collaborate on, and monitor safety and quality standards and performance and quality improvement for the All Nations Health Partners. This working group will engage All Nations Health Partners organizations across the All Nations Health Partners system to build a culture of quality. This group will ensure that we can collect the best available evidence to identify opportunities and ways to improve care and patient care experiences. Through this population health data collection, the group will facilitate capacity building and partnerships to catalyze continuous, measurable quality improvement in patient outcomes.

Governance Working Group

The purpose of the All Nations Health Partners Governance Working Group was to develop a formalized system for working relationships among the partners. These collaborative modes include shared decision-making, conflict resolution; performance management; information management; information sharing; resource allocation, and the extent to which new members can be accommodated. As we move forward as an Ontario Health Team, the group will continue to identify areas of improvement in the structure of the All Nations Health Partners and make amendments to the framework or project agreements.

Traditional Healers Advisory Council

The All Nations Health Partners Traditional Healers Advisory Council aims to engage Traditional Healers in the system design and at all levels of the All Nations Health Partners decision-making table. Meaningful engagement of Traditional Healers will ensure that the voices of those who provide traditional care or services are valued. Traditional wellness is central to the goal of improving and transforming First Nations’ health in our area. Through the guidance of traditional healers and the shared goals of communities, traditional wellness will be an integral part of a healthier future. This advisory committee is in the initial stages of engagement, and the All Nations Health Partners hopes to have this group at the Partner Table soon.

Clinical Advisory Council

The purpose of the All Nations Health Partners Clinical Advisory Council will be an essential component for physician and clinical networks to be engaged in health care system transformation, performance, active clinician involvement, effective two-way communication, and Physician leadership within the system.

Patient, Family & Elder Advisory Council

The purpose of the All Nations Health Partners Patient Family Elder Advisory Council is to work together as health partners to facilitate, support, and design a collective vision for the Patient Family Elder Advisory Council.