Spring 2022 to Spring 2024
As part of the transformation currently underway in Ontario’s healthcare system, organizations and community members in Kitchener-Waterloo, Wellesley, Woolwich, and Wilmot (KW4) have come together to form a Ministry of Health approved Ontario Health Team (OHT). At maturity, KW4 OHT's goal is a health and wellness system for all 400,000 residents that offers seamless, interconnected care and continuity across providers, including hospitals, primary care, long-term care, and community agencies.
The KW4 Ontario Health Team will develop an application (app) to improve Newcomer’s ability to self-navigate local health and social services with accurate, timely and up to date information.
Goals and Deliverables
Empower Newcomers to better participate in their own health and wellness journey
Guide Newcomers to the most appropriate care and support for their given circumstance
Provide support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the language of their choice
Project Teams will develop performance measures aligned with the Quintuple Aim to improve: Patient and Caregiver Experiences, Patient and Population Health Outcomes, Provider Experiences, Value and Efficiency, and Health Equity.
Project Co-Lead: Dr. Catherine Burns, Professor, Canada Research Chair in Human Factors in Healthcare Systems, Associate Vice President, Health Initiatives, University of Waterloo
Project Manager: Aderonke Saba, KW4 OHT
Implementation Team: Under development
Dr. Charmaine B. Dean, Vice-President, Research & International,
University of Waterloo
Leadership Action Committee:
* non-voting member
Download the project one-pager
Want to learn more? or get involved?
Contact the project manager, Aderonke Saba at firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out some of our other resources to find more information about the work of KW4 OHT and our initiatives.