The Northern Maternal Child Network (NMCN) aims to create an integrated system of care and thereby transform the delivery of care, and outcomes, across the maternal and child health continuum of the Northern Region.
To improve health outcomes of the maternal-child population living in Northern Ontario. This will be accomplished by:
Local Gap analysis and planning
Identify and understand service gaps, including barriers to underserved populations
Understand and track current patient demand and health services activity to inform priorities and planning
Execute Improvements to Care
Implement best practices and guidelines
Use data for benchmarking, priority setting, and quality improvement
Provide training and education to providers
Connect & Coordinate Providers
Connect local systems in a way that supports coordination in the region
Support local service delivery across settings
Inform & Provide Input to Provincial Entities:
Accountability to the Ministry of Health and Ontario Health North
Collaborate closely with regional Networks and align activities with the Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health and the Better Outcomes Registry Network
We advocate for equitable access to maternal – child health services in Northern Ontario.
We lead the coordination of knowledge translation, engagement, and advocacy of maternal-child health services in Northern Ontario.
We ensure inclusion and diversity is incorporated in all aspects of the network.
We act openly, share information broadly, and in a timely manner.
We lead the coordination of knowledge translation, engagement, and advocacy of maternal-child health services in Northern Ontario
We keep the patient and family at the centre of all we do.
The Northern Maternal Child Network (NMCN) is in the early stages of development. In November 2020, Ontario Health submitted a proposal to the Ministry of Health to form the NMNC. This proposal was accepted and funding was received in February 2021. The below operational structure will evolve as the network progresses.
The overall composition of the NMCN committees reflects the diversity of the region. Consideration of members includes representation from both community and institutional settings, professional disciplines, and perspectives that represent geographical range including representation from northeastern and northwestern Ontario.
Please see Terms of Reference for additional information:
The success of the NMCN relies on cross-sectoral and multidisciplinary collaboration. We welcome all individuals and organizations to commit to being a network partner. The benefits to becoming a network partner include:
Influence public policy and planning.
Collective advocacy for equitable access to health resources within the North.
Access to a centralized point for information regarding best practice, tools, guidelines, and events.
Share information across organizations and sectors.
Be part of an integrated family-centred network.
Improve health outcomes for our maternal-child populations within the North.
Customize your level of participation.
No cost associated for our maternal-child populations within the North.Commitment to working collaboratively