The LHINs are not-for-profit organizations that are responsible for planning, integrating and funding local health services in 14 different geographic areas of the province. The LHINs are intended to be the managers for health services that are delivered in hospitals, long-term care facilities, community health centres, community support services and mental health agencies.
The Alzheimer Society of York Region operates within the Central LHIN, which comprises York Region, northern Toronto and south Simcoe. It is the most populous and ethnically diverse LHIN in Ontario. Our LHIN is home to over 1.6 million residents. The incidence of Dementia within the Central LHIN is expected to increase by approximately 40% in less than ten years.
The Alzheimer Society of York Region advocates to the Central LHIN on behalf of those living in York Region with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias and their families to ensure that funding is made available to meet their complex needs. The following are two examples of this advocacy.
Response to the Central LHIN Integrated Health Service Plan 2013-2016 Strategic Framework, (2012)
The Client Flow Continuum Presentation to the Central LHIN Board of Directors, (2009)