Expanding the Health Links Program

A program to create better health care connections for the chronically ill is still under development in the region.

Health Links was first launched in the Chatham-Kent area and the Erie St. Clair LHIN says they have seen some positive outcomes since the program got underway.

Senior Director Ralph Ganter says they are hoping to launch the program in the Leamington area next followed by Windsor. “We identify some lead agencies or some lead agencies self identify and they have an application process that they go through where they bring together the partners, help develop a business case and province gives one time dollars for those business cases.”

The business case for the Leamington health links is currently waiting approval from the ministry. Other business cases are still under development.