The Northwestern Health Unit says it's embracing new provincial standards they are expected to follow.
Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kit Young Hoon says the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care wants health units to focus more on mental health promotion and the social determinants of health.
She says the standards align nicely with their own strategic plan.
Young Hoon says the guidelines will help meet the health needs of local residents.
She adds they are providing feedback to the government on the Patients First Act, to determine how to best move forward and work together with various health agencies.