CIHI partnered with the Alliance for Healthier Communities (Alliance) to conduct this second proof-of-concept analysis focused on mental health and addictions. The Alliance represents a network of community-governed primary health care organizations that includes Ontario’s community health centres (CHCs).i CHCs provide interdisciplinary care to clients through a team-based approach, and remuneration is on a salaried basis. Care is integrated and coordinated both within the CHCs and with external health care providers and community-based agencies. 1 All organizations have a similar service delivery model that ensures the highestquality health and well-being for people and communities, health equity and social justice, and community vitality and belonging. 2 This analysis uses 3 years of Alliance electronic medical record (EMR) data (2015–2016 to 2017–2018) from 73 CHCs. It builds upon a previous assessment of data quality and a first proof-of-concept analysis that focused on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
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