Funding, Accountability & Quality Improvement

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The London InterCommunity Health Centre receives most of its funding from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. Locally, the majority of this funding is provided through the South West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN). The South West LHIN is responsible for, “planning, integrating and funding more than 150 health service providers, including hospitals, long-term care homes, mental health and addiction agencies, community support services, community care access, and community health centres.”

In March of 2014, the Health Centre signed a three-year agreement with the LHIN called a Multi-Sectoral Accountability Agreement (M-SAA). This document explains our relationship with the LHIN and what our mutual responsibilities are. In March of 2017, a one-year extension to the 2014 agreement was signed.  An updated multi-year agreement will be drafted and signed in March 2018.

The Health Centre also receives funding for the Women of the World Program through the United Way of London and Middlesex. Our Youth Outreach Worker Program is funded by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services.  Our MyCare Program is partially funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada. In 2017, the Health Centre received a one-time grant from the London Community Foundation for the Old East Village Community Exchange Project.

Quality Improvement

London InterCommunity Health Centre (the Health Centre) is committed to  quality improvement, program evaluation and hearing from client experience to improve care and services.

The  Health Centre submits an annual Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) to Health Quality Ontario that is aligned with the M-SAA and supports local health system priorities.  Health Quality Ontario is the provincial advisor on the quality of health care.