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Health Quality Ontario

Health Quality Ontario (HQO) monitors all aspects of the health system in Ontario. Family Councils Ontario has been actively participating in various HQO initiatives through being members of two committees: the Public Reporting Committee and the Communications Working Group. As a member of the Long-Term Care Public Reporting Committee, FCO has been focused on ensuring that information family members who have relatives in Long-Term Care need is available, comprehensive and clear. 

Residents First is an initiative of HQO and is a comprehensive quality improvement initiative that supports Long-Term Care Homes in Ontario in providing an environment for their residents that enhances their quality of life. Residents First also facilitates comprehensive and lasting change by strengthening the Long-Term Care sector's capacity for quality improvement. Family Councils Ontario is a member of the Steering Committee of the Residents First Initiative ensuring that the issues and challenges that families face is an integral part of the Residents First initiative.

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