Health system transformation

The issue

For decades, Ontario’s health-care system has been focused on hospital care.  As far back as 2012, with the release of ECCO 1.0, RNAO called for Ontario to refocus its attention from hospital care to much-needed and strengthened community care. RNAO continues to sound the alarm on the need to put more resources into primary care, home and community care to decrease the number of patients in hospital.

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Take action

Action Alert
What’s the plan, premier?
Mass COVID-19 vaccinations are well underway in jurisdictions around the world. In Ontario, we have fallen behind.
Action Alert
An urgent call for more nurse practitioners (NP)
Join our call for more Nurse practitioner-led clinics and Attending NPs in long- term care.
Action Alert
STOP further action on CNO council decision to expand RPN scope
Tell the provincial government to stop further action on the College of Nurses of Ontario’s decision that would render the RN and RPN scope of practice identical.

Social media
Get involved. Use the following hashtags on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to participate in the ongoing dialogue: #ECCO, #QPOR, #BPSOOHT,  #PrimaryCare, #NPScope and #IntegratedCare.

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Health system transformation policy documents

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RNAO’s response to the Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly (Bill 175)

In June 2020, RNAO provided feedback on the government’s efforts to reform the home and community care sector. Bill 175: Connecting People to Home and Community Care Act, 2020 repeals the 1994 legislative framework and integrates home and community care with the rest of the health system under Ontario Health. The 16 recommendations outlined in RNAO’s submission are essential to realize the improvements needed in the home care sector.

 READ OUR RECOMMENDATIONS

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Transition of nursing human resources from LHINs to ECCO model

RNAO continues to urge Ontario’s deputy minister of health to transition nursing human resources from the Local Health Integration Networks (LHIN) into interprofessional primary care teams and consider all of the elements of RNAO’s Enhancing Community Care for Ontarians (ECCO) model.

 READ OUR LETTER

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ECCO 3.0 Enhancing Community Care for Ontarians
ECCO 3.0 report

RNAO released ECCO 3.0 in May 2020 in the midst of a global pandemic and ongoing health system transformation. Since ECCO 1.0 was released in 2012, RNAO has consistently fought for an accessible, equitable, person-centred and publicly-funded health system

READ THE ECCO 3.0 REPORT

  • Response to the Standing Committee on (Bill 175)
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    RNAO’s response to the Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly (Bill 175)

    In June 2020, RNAO provided feedback on the government’s efforts to reform the home and community care sector. Bill 175: Connecting People to Home and Community Care Act, 2020 repeals the 1994 legislative framework and integrates home and community care with the rest of the health system under Ontario Health. The 16 recommendations outlined in RNAO’s submission are essential to realize the improvements needed in the home care sector.

     READ OUR RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Transition of nursing human resources from LHINs to ECCO model
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    group of nurses
    Transition of nursing human resources from LHINs to ECCO model

    RNAO continues to urge Ontario’s deputy minister of health to transition nursing human resources from the Local Health Integration Networks (LHIN) into interprofessional primary care teams and consider all of the elements of RNAO’s Enhancing Community Care for Ontarians (ECCO) model.

     READ OUR LETTER

  • ECCO 3.0 report
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    ECCO 3.0 Enhancing Community Care for Ontarians
    ECCO 3.0 report

    RNAO released ECCO 3.0 in May 2020 in the midst of a global pandemic and ongoing health system transformation. Since ECCO 1.0 was released in 2012, RNAO has consistently fought for an accessible, equitable, person-centred and publicly-funded health system

    READ THE ECCO 3.0 REPORT