Community Engagement & the LHINs: Truth & Consequences – Summary Report

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A summary of presentations and discussion at The Change Foundation’s March 2009 symposium and workshop help in partnership with Ontario’s Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) to explore enablers and barriers to community engagement in healthcare change. This summary also shares the results of real-time voting at the symposium on such critical questions as the priorities and audiences for community engagement. A major take-away from the day’s proceedings: more than 90% of participants felt that meaningful community engagement is either critical (55.1%) or important (34.7%) to the success of their LHIN. In short, there is a healthy appetite for further collaboration between the LHINs and The Change Foundation to advance excellence in community engagement.


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