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Interlake-Eastern RHA 2021-2026 Strategic Plan

Published July 2021
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We are pleased to present you with our new Strategic Plan 2021-26!

On May 4 and 7, 2021, Interlake-Eastern RHA's board of directors were joined by over 90 stakeholders for strategic planning days. Among those present to guide development of our five-year-strategic plan were elected municipal officials, members of our local health involvement groups, First Nation health directors, educators, affiliated health organization representatives, staff and physicians. All participants heard from health system leaders through presentations that helped set the stage for the development of our regional plan within the context of provincial health system transformation, and clinical and preventive services planning with the development of Manitoba's first plan for the delivery of these services.

Work on this Strategic Plan continues as we regularly review and monitor our progress towards achieving our vision - collectively.

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Our Vision

We will be recognized as a trusted health-care partner, providing sustainable, accessible, integrated, evidence-based care to improve health status and outcomes in all of our communities and achieve health equity across the region.

Our vision defines health-care service delivery that people in Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority can expect to experience by 2026. Our planning partners identified the elements that were critical for inclusion in our vision. From 100 identified elements, 13 general themes evolved that were then prioritized by stakeholders for inclusion in our vision. 

Our Mission 

We work in partnership with all stakeholders, contributing to the health and well-being of our communities, by providing timely access to reliable care in a culturally safe manner that respects diversity.

Our mission defines why we exist and what we do every day to achieve our vision. Our planning partners identified 83 elements critical for inclusion in our mission. We identified 17 general themes that were then prioritized by stakeholders for inclusion.

Our Values

Always with compassion
We are approachable and treat everyone with dignity and kindness.

Success in collaboration 
We believe in the power of teamwork and working together. 

Accountability in everything we do. 
We are transparent and responsible. 

Acting with integrity 
We act honestly and in the interests of our clients, patients, staff and volunteers.

Respectful of each other 
We listen to one another and together we care for people without judgement

Our values reflect the approach to care delivery that we want our patients, clients, residents, family members and community members to experience when interacting with our staff. They are foundational to an organizational culture that will support us in achieving our mission and vision.

Our Strategic Goals
These goals will help propel us towards our vision. Within five years, Interlake-Eastern RHA residents can expect a stronger, more integrated health system. By putting these goals into action, Interlake-Eastern RHA will emerge better positioned to meet the health needs of our residents for today and in the future.

1. Integrated and coordinated health care
We will ensure our health system is integrated and coordinated between providers and patients.

2. Primary and community care transformation
We will provide a solid foundation of primary and community services and strive to make it easier for patients to move across the continuum of patient care.

3. Indigenous and vulnerable populations
We will work to improve access, health outcomes and reduce health disparities.

4. Mental health and addictions 
We will work to improve access to community mental health and addictions services for adults, children and families.

5. Health human resources
We will have a skilled and dedicated workforce of health professionals, support staff, volunteers and physicians.

6. Innovation and technology
We will endeavour to improve access, care quality and health outcomes through clinical best practices with a focus on innovation and technology.


Ongoing Monitoring and Evaluation Opportunities 

Stay engaged with our strategic planning process

Regional Health Advisory Council       Strategic Steering Committee strat Plan Review

Background reading 

The following publicly available documents were referenced while creating the 2021-2026 Interlake-Eastern RHA Strategic Plan. We encourage you to explore them if you're interested in learning more about health care in this region and provincially. 


Health System Transformation 

Health System Transformation - Blueprint for Change

Manitoba's Clinical and Preventive Services Plan - website

Manitoba's Clinical and Preventive Services Plan - Overview

Consolidated Provincial Clinical Team Chapters
The following reflect contributions to the Clinical and Preventive Services Plan of the 11 provincial clinical teams that were comprised of health care providers from across the province. These experts brought their diverse experience and perspectives to the planning process, gathering information and analyzing data compiled on the services, delivery and models of care used across the province as well as leading practices from other jurisdictions:

Primary Health and Community Services

Emergency - Critical Care and Acute Medicine

Women’s Health & Child Health

Trauma Services

Surgery & Anaesthesia

Mental Health & Addictions

Cardiovascular & Thoracic


Chronic & Complex Medicine

Seniors & Rehabilitation

Cancer & Palliative Care

Interlake-Eastern RHA health status data

Community Health Assessment - 2019

Executive summary 

Sommaire du rapport de l’évaluation de la santé de l’Office Régional de la santé d’Entre-les-Lacs et de l'Est 2019

Indigenous Health

Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority Regional Indigenous Health Strategy - A Beginning for Future Consultation and Collaboration

Manitoba Centre for Health Policy - The Health Status of and Access to Healthcare by Registered First Nation Peoples in Manitoba

Mental Health and Addictions

Improving Access and Coordination of Mental Health and Addiction Services: A Provincial Strategy for all Manitobans (Virgo Report)

Mental Health & Addictions chapter of the Provincial Clinical and Preventive Services Plan as provided by the provincial clinical team

Addictions Medicine in the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority: A 3-year capacity building

ECHO practice model

CancerCare Manitoba

Roadmap to Cancer Control for Manitoba 2020

CancerCare Manitoba Roadmap Priorities - summary 


DAY 2 Agenda - Friday, May 7, 9:00 to 2:30 p.m. UPDATED May 2


DAY 2 Agenda - Friday, May 7, 9:00 to 2:30 p.m. UPDATED May 2


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