Innovation in Primary Care

The Innovation in Primary Care series aims to foster collaboration, sharing, and learning among family physicians in different provinces and territories. The series highlights local innovations and approaches to health care that are working well using examples of thematically connected experiences.

The goal of the series is to share concise information about promising pilots, trials, or other programs showing measurable results that may be useful to practitioners in other regions across the country. Each short case will focus on a particular situation, including the problem addressed, strategies used, and goals achieved.

The series was developed by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and its Advisory Committee on Family Practice to help address challenges that may exist for those who are interested in scaling up innovations in care in their local jurisdiction of practice.

The first issue in the series focuses on the theme of effective primary/secondary care interface with cases featured from Alberta, British Columbia, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Ontario. These cases were contributed and reviewed by members of the Advisory Committee on Family Practice and their affiliated networks. The document also includes a submission from the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement on a pan-Canadian quality improvement e-Collaborative, unifying the theme on a national scale.

We hope you will find the Innovation in Primary Care series useful. We welcome your feedback on this first issue and any ideas you have for potential themes and cases for future issues. Please email your comments/ideas to [email protected] if you would like to provide feedback or are interested in contributing a case. 

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