Policy and Political Action

Policy & Political Action

Standards for Public Health Programs and Services

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Submission

RNAO appreciates the opportunity to provide feedback to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC), Population and Public Health Division, on the Standards for Public Health Programs and Services Consultation Document. This submission has been informed by our expert members working in public health through the Community Health Nurses' Initiatives Group (CHNIG), public health nurses working specifically to advance health equity through action on the social determinants of health, and ongoing research to support population health and health equity by RNAO staff.

RNAO appreciates the importance of modernizing the Ontario Public Health Standards (OPHS) since its last iteration in 2008 in order to advance the province's Patients First Strategy. RNAO has been actively engaged in providing evidence-informed solutions to health system transformation to support the "structural changes that are necessary to achieve an improved, integrated, and efficient health system in Ontario that moves to one that is more person centred."