Health Unit announces strategic plan for 2024-2026

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The new strategic plan for the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit has been approved.

Beginning in June of 2023, Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit undertook a strategic planning process to help prioritize our focus into 2026 with support by consulting firm People Minded Business. This process took into account context factors such as broader trends in public health, as well as input from staff, partner organizations, and the public. Priorities were identified collaboratively with people in roles all across the Health Unit.

“On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank everyone who took part in the creation of this plan”, says Peter McKenna, Chair for the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit Board of Health. “We look forward to continuing to work with our partners and members of the public in delivering on this strategic plan in the coming years.”

The Mission remains the same; to work with our communities to protect and promote the health of people and the environment through public health leadership and partnership. This new plan includes the three main priorities below on which the Health Unit will focus their 2024-2026 efforts:

Priority 1: Embracing Ontario’s Public Health System Change

As the Ministry of Health looks to strengthen Ontario’s Public Health system, LGLDHU will prepare for, manage, and communicate changes to ensure continued health protection and promotion in Lanark and Leeds & Grenville Counties.

Priority 2: Investing in Our People

Our employees, volunteers, and students are the backbone of the work we do. By focusing on recruitment, retention, and a supportive environment for our people to reach their full potential, we position ourselves to provide the best services and supports to our communities.

Priority 3: Strengthening Services for Our Communities’ Future

As our rural and urban communities’ public health challenges evolve, we will strengthen and make our services more adaptable to maximize their impact now and into the future.

Leeds & Grenville and Lanark Counties are increasingly diverse, and so too are the employees, volunteers, and students. To ensure ongoing health promotion and protection for all community members, as well as the respect and wellbeing of staff, the Health Unit is committed to having Equity, Diversity and Inclusion serve as a lens to guide activities, both internal and external.

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