There are six regional maternal-child health networks (“regional networks”) in Ontario. These networks are designed to strengthen linkages among maternal-child healthcare providers and other organizations, with an overarching goal of improving health outcomes and health equity for perinatal, newborn and paediatric populations within their geographic catchment areas across Ontario.
Regional networks are intended to align with their respective Ontario Health (OH) regions and collaborate with and leverage the expertise of diverse individuals and organizations in order to advance the following four provincial priorities defined by the Ministry of Health:
- Local Gap Analysis and Planning
- Executing Improvements to Care
- Connecting and Coordinating Providers
- Informing/Providing Input to Provincial Entities