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Health care to shift to community settings

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Compiled by Shari Narine







Aboriginal health access centres, which deliver culturally-appropriate health promotion and chronic disease prevention initiatives in schools and community organizations, will be included in the shift the province will be making in health care within the next three years. Ontario will more than double its annual investment in community health infrastructure to help shift care from hospital to community settings, including community health centres, Aboriginal health access centres and community-based mental health and addictions agencies. Ontario is also creating a dedicated Community Infrastructure Renewal Fund that could help community organizations such as public health units, family health teams and nurse practitioner-led clinics with the cost of maintenance and deferred capital repairs.