Message from the Board Chair
The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit is pleased to share its 2019–2022 Strategic Plan with you. This plan is guided by the Ontario Public Health Standards, Leeds, Grenville and Lanark population health data (see Information on the Health of the Population in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark), research evidence, and our knowledge of, and experience working with our communities. More detailed information on our programs and services, and many important topics mentioned in this plan, can be found on our website at www.healthunit.org.
For all ages, promoting and protecting health is essential for growth and development, learning, working, playing, relationships, and for community cohesion and sustainability. As stated by the World Health Organization in the Ottawa Charter on Health Promotion “health is a resource for living – the ability to identify and realize aspirations, satisfy needs, and cope with the changing environment”.
On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health/CEO, for her leadership in the development of the Strategic Plan. Her passion for public health is an inspiration to us all.
We look forward to working with our community partners, the Champlain LHIN and the South East LHIN, and members of the public in delivering on our Strategic Plan 2019–2022, and we encourage you to consider how you can contribute to our Vision that “everyone has opportunities to be healthy”. Together we can make a difference!
Anne Warren, Chair
Board of Health
The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit is pleased to share its 2019–2022 Strategic Plan for Organizational Excellence. This plan is guided by the Public Health Accountability Framework and Organizational Requirements in the Ontario Public Health Standards, Excellence Canada’s Standard for Excellence, Wellness and Innovation®, client feedback, and input from our employees on our strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.
The plan serves as a foundation and companion document to the Health Unit’s Strategic Plan for Population Health, as enhanced accountability and quality across the organization’s key functions will ultimately contribute to the achievement of population health outcomes and improved health for everyone in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark.
Health Unit Identity
To work with our communities to protect and promote the health of people and the environment through public health leadership and partnership.
Everyone has opportunities to be healthy.
Integrity: Choosing courage; doing what’s right; practicing values.
Optimism: Recognizing opportunities to progress while balancing idealism with realism.
Connectedness: Meaningful engagement, collaboration and relationships.
Compassion: Equity through acceptance, empathy, social justice and inclusion.