Ontario Health Teams are groups of providers and organizations that, at maturity, will be clinically accountable for delivering a full and coordinated continuum of care to a defined population. The integration of municipal governments and District Social Service Administration Boards (DSSABs) into Ontario Health Teams’ (OHTs) decision-making across the province has been inconsistent and inappropriate for an order of government.
Municipal Engagement with Ontario Health Teams: AMO’s Submission to the Ministry of Health, December 8, 2021, outlines recommendations to the Ministry that will improve and standardize the relationship between OHTs, municipal governments, and DSSABs. AMO has long called upon the province to mandate a municipal voice into health care service planning and decision making. By implementing these recommendations, the Ministry would ensure that municipal knowledge is integrated into local system planning and management of the health care system.