What Is An OHT
Ontario Health Teams are groups of providers and organizations that, at maturity, will be clinically and fiscally accountable for delivering a full and coordinated continuum of care to a defined population.
Early in 2019, the Government of Ontario announced sweeping changes to the health care system. This included the creation of Ontario Health to oversee health care at a provincial level and of Ontario Health Teams (OHTs) to oversee health care and system planning at the local level. Each Ontario Health Team sets its own governance and accountability structure, and distributes funding received from the Ministry of Health based on the needs of partner agencies, patients and the communities served. On December 7, 2019, the Ministry of Health officially announced the Chatham-Kent Ontario Health Team as one of the first 24 OHTs in the province.
Today, the Chatham-Kent Ontario Health Team is a collaborative group of 15 signatory health care providers working together to improve health care for patients, families and caregivers. The CKOHT partnerships include the expertise of over 100 stakeholders, showcasing a strong commitment to co-design a local health care system with improved access to care, enhanced system navigation, and a better overall experience for patients, families and caregivers.