Provincial Aboriginal LHIN Network (PALN)
Each of the 14 LHINs has a dedicated staff Lead to facilitate Aboriginal engagement and planning . These LHIN Leads have formed a community of practice called the Provincial Aboriginal LHIN Network (PALN), which is linked to the LHINs CEO table.
The scope of the PALN is to:
- Facilitate cross-LHIN collaboration, communication and knowledge sharing through bi-monthly Network meetings and one annual event
As the LHINs develop relationships and partnerships with Aboriginal/ First Nation communities, there have been some common areas of focus identified across the LHINs:
- Advancing Cultural Competency
- Collaborating on Mental Health and Addictions
- Hospice Palliative Care
- Home and Community Care
These areas of focus have become the first priorities that the LHINs collectively address within the context of a cross-LHIN systems approach. The LHIN CEOs support this strategic approach to planning, and in 2013/14, LHINs identified indicators to measure progress and be accountable to the Aboriginal communities and Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) for this work.
Each year, the LHINs produce a report to outline progress made in these areas: