Regional health authorities

Regional health authorities

Taking on goliath: an inside look at health planning

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Kathleen McDonnell
Edition: 
Vol 1, No. 2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1980
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article is an interview with Doreen Hamilton, a public health nurse who was the Maternal and Child Health Consultant with the Toronto Public Health Department and sat as a member of the Joint Committee on High-Risk Pregnancy; The committee produced a report calling for the establishment of a regionalized perinatal network in Toronto along the lines of a programme that was operating in Cleveland, Ohio at the time. In this interview, she shares her critical experience of the health planning process.

Including gender in health planning

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Women's Health Research Bulletins (CEWHRB)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
Media Type: 
Online
Paper
Author: 
Lissa Donner
Publisher: 
Research Bulletin
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Describes a guide developed for health programmers and planners in Regional Health Authorities on gender-based analysis.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 14963612

Calgary Health Region

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Organization Type: 
Governmental Body
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Clinical or health care services

Responsible for the governance, planning, management and delivery of health care services and facilities to serve the residents of Calgary and area, including southern Alberta and southeastern BC. Includes health care delivery for acute care, community health resources, population health and regional program management.

Primary Telephone: 
(403) 943-1111
Fax Number: 
(403) 943-1138
Street Address: 
10101 Southport Road SW
City: 
Calgary
Province: 
Alberta
Postal/ZIP Code: 
T2W 3N2

Women and health: experiences in a rural regional health authority

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Jan Roberts
Marcelle Falk
South Eastman Health/Saute Sud-Est Inc.
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Provides recommendations from women based on their knowledge, opinions and life experiences, to shape planning for women’s health and services within Manitoba’s rural South Eastman regional health authority.

ISBN/ISSN: 
PWHCE HEAS.R63 2002
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Women and health care reform

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English
Translated Title: 
Les conséquences de la réforme de la santé sur les femmes
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Women and Health Care Reform
Media Type: 
Online
Paper
Author: 
National Coordinating Group on Health Care Reform and Women
Publisher: 
National Coordinating Group on Health Care Reform and Women
Publication Date: 
2000, 2002
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Examines how health care reforms have impacted women, their health, work, and financial well-being.

ISBN/ISSN: 
CEX HERF.N38 2000
ISBN 0968928544
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Vancouver Island Health Authority

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Consulting
Community education/development
Advocacy

The Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) provides health care to people on Vancouver Island,  the islands of the Georgia Strait, and the mainland communities between Powell River and Rivers Inlet.

Primary Telephone: 
250-370-8699
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
info@viha.ca
Tollfree Phone Number: 
1-877-370-8699
Street Address: 
1952 Bay Street
City: 
Victoria
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V8R 1J8

Stanton Regional Health Board

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Community education/development
Clinical or health care services
Primary Telephone: 
867-669-4111
Secondary Telephone: 
867-669-4224
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
867-669-4128
Street Address: 
PO Box 10
Addt'l Street Address: 
550 Byrne Road
City: 
Yellowknife
Province: 
Northwest Territories
Postal/ZIP Code: 
X1A 2N1

Northern Interior Regional Health Board

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Groups Served: 
All women
Aboriginal/métis/inuit women
Families
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Consulting
Community education/development
Advocacy
Counselling
Clinical or health care services
Alternative care
Counseling

A ten-member Board of Directors appointed by the Government of British Columbia governs Northern Health. The current chair of the NH Board is Dr. Charles Jago, who was appointed to the position in 2007.

 

While board members come from communities across the region, by-laws establish that their role is to make decisions to meet health needs for the entire region rather than representing a particular community or area. Some of the Board’s functions include (but are not limited to):

  • Governance and oversight responsibilities;
  • Setting overall strategic direction for the organization;
  • Approval of budget submissions and business plans submitted by staff;
  • Receiving progress reports on organizational activities and business plans;
  • Reviewing and approving capital plans;
  • Granting privileges for physicians to practice in Northern Health facilities, on the advice and recommendation of the Northern Health Medical Advisory Committee; and
  • Reviewing and approving overarching strategies to address aspects of the performance agreement Northern Health holds with the Province of British Columbia.

The Northern Health Board meets approximately every two months in regular session, with an open board meeting and public presentation session at all regular meetings. The board ensures that one meeting per year is held in a Northeast community with another in a Northwest community. The remaining meetings are held in the Northern Interior, usually in Prince George.

Street Address: 
2000 15th Ave
City: 
Prince George
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V2M 1S2

Five Hills Health District

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Information provision and referral
Consulting
Community education/development
Clinical or health care services
Counseling

The Five Hills Regional Health Authority is responsible for the planning, organization, delivery and evaluation of health services it is to provide within its health region and within any other area that may be directed by the minister. In carrying out its responsibilities the regional health authority shall:

  • Assess the health needs of the persons to whom the regional health authority provides health services;
  • Prepare and regularly update an operational plan for the provision of health services;
  • Provide the health services that the minister determines that the regional health authority is to provide;
  • Co-ordinate the health services it provides with those provided by other providers of health services;
  • Evaluate the health services that it provides;
  • Promote and encourage health and wellness; and
  • Do any other things that the minister may direct.
Primary Telephone: 
306-695-0296
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
inquiries@fhhr.ca
Tollfree Phone Number: 
1-888-425-1111
Street Address: 
455 Fairford St E
City: 
Moose Jaw
Province: 
Saskatchewan
Postal/ZIP Code: 
S6H 1H3

South Cariboo Community Health Council

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English

The Community Health Council developed its first Mission Statement as part of the Community Health Plan for its official designation on December 14, 1994.

Primary Telephone: 
100 Mile D.G. Hospital (250) 395-7600
Secondary Telephone: 
Mill Site Lodge (250) 395-7695
Fax Number: 
(250) 395-7607
Street Address: 
PO Bag 399
City: 
100 Mile House
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V0K 2E0
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