Rural Health Hubs Framework & the Collective Impact Opportunity

Posted on June 25, 2015
By Sylvia Cheuy

Developed and endorsed by a multi-sector rural health hub advisory committee, the Rural Health Hubs Framework for Ontario was finalized in January 2015. A central recommendation within the framework calls for the development and implementation of local Community Health Plans in rural communities in collaboration with local health and social service providers and community members.

Resource_Rural_Health_HubsThis workshop, presented at the Association of Ontario Health Centres (AOHC) Shifting the Conversation Conference, introduced participants to Collective Impact as a framework that has demonstrated tremendous success in engaging multiple sectors to effectively address a range of complex community issues.  Participants were then invited to consider how Collective Impact might provide a useful way to develop Rural Community Health Plans and translate the concept of Rural Health Hubs into reality across Ontario.


Below you will find the presentation and supporting resources shared at this AOHC Session: 


 Participants interested in diving deeper into the knowledge and resources of Collective Impact, and multi-sector collaboration in order to bring about lasting change on complex community issues can:

  •  Access additional background resources on Collective Impact: 
  • Explore Tamarack's 3 Online Learning Platforms to find a vibrant peer network, and the latest resources and tools to support positive community change:
    •  Tamarack CCI - For Collaborative Leaders who use collective impact approaches to address complex community issues. 
    • Vibrant Communities - Cities Reducing Poverty - For Cities that are developing and implementing comprehensive poverty reduction strategies. 
    • Deepening Community - For individuals who care about community, the vibrancy of neighbourhoods and the unique role of citizens in advancing social change. 
  • Attend Tamarack’s Collective Impact Summit with Stacey Stewart, John Kania, Al Etmanski & Karen Pittman – September 28th - October 2nd in Vancouver, BC 
  • Visit FSG Social Impact Consultants: 
  • Review FSG's Vibrant Communities Collective Impact Case Study 
  • Subscribe to Engage!Tamarack's award-winning e-magazine to learn about the latest developments in the field.  Learn more here
  • Discover upcoming learning and professional development opportunities hosted by Tamarack or, sign up here be among the first to get information about upcoming Tamarack learning events.

Collective Impact, Sylvia Cheuy

Sylvia Cheuy

By Sylvia Cheuy

Sylvia is a Consulting Director of the Tamarack Institute’s Collective Impact Idea Area and also supports Tamarack’s Community Engagement Idea Area. She is passionate about community change and what becomes possible when residents and various sector leaders share an aspirational vision for their future. Sylvia believes that when the assets of residents and community are recognized and connected they become powerful drivers of community change. Sylvia is an internationally recognized community-builder and trainer. Over the past five years, much of Sylvia’s work has focused on building awareness and capacity in the areas of Collective Impact and Community Engagement throughout North America.

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