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Rural Roadmap Implementation Committee

Welcome

The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (SRPC) formed the Rural Road Map Implementation Committee (RRMIC) in February 2018 to support the implementation of the Rural Road Map for Action (RRM). The RRMIC provides a forum for members to report and deliberate on how to advance the RRM in ways that can be scaled and shared locally, provincially, and at a pan-Canadian level.

The RRMIC will support the dissemination of success stories and discuss strategic opportunities to influence the broader uptake of the RRM.

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Who we are

The Rural Road Map Implementation Committee (RRMIC) was formed by the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (SRPC) and the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) to support the implementation of the Rural Road Map for Action (RRM). Membership includes representatives from the CFPC, the SRPC, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada, the Canadian Medical Association, the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, HealthCareCAN, the Canadian Association for Rural and Remote Nursing, the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement, and the Canadian Association of Staff Physician Recruiters, as well as experts in rural and Indigenous health research.

Rural Road Map Implementation Committee

Executive (2018 to present)

Dr. Ruth Wilson (CFPC Co-chair)
Dr. James Rourke (SRPC Co-chair)
Dr. Margaret Tromp (SRPC president)
Dr. Shirley Schipper (CFPC president)
Dr. Francine Lemire (CFPC Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer)
Dr. Gabe Woollam (SRPC president-elect)

Member (Organizations)

Mr. Jean Bartkowiak (HealthCareCAN)
Mr. Neil Drimer (Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement)
Dr. Rick Fleet (Rural Emergency Medicine, Laval University)
Dr. Douglas Hedden (Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada)
Dr. Alexandra King (CAMECO, Chair, Indigenous Health, University of Saskatchewan)
Dr. Roy Kirkpatrick (Rural Specialist, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Ms. Jennifer Kitts (Canadian Medical Association)
Dr. Darlene Kitty (Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada)
Ms. Patricia Latendresse (Federation of Canadian Municipalities)
Mr. Bryan MacLean (Canadian Association of Staff Physician Recruiters)
Ms. Karey Shuhendler, (Canadian Nurses Association)
Dr. Preston Smith (Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada)
Dr. David Snadden (Chair, Rural Health, University of British Columbia)
Ms. Michelle Pavloff (Canadian Association for Rural and Remote Nursing)
Ms. Sarah Nolan (Canadian Nurses Association)
Dr. Brian Geller (Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians)

CFPC staff

Director, Education
Education Projects Coordinator 

SRPC Staff

Ms. Jennifer Barr, Administrator

Advancing Rural Family Medicine: The Canadian Collaborative Taskforce (2014-2017)

Executive

Dr. Ruth Wilson (Co-chair)
Dr. Trina Larsen-Soles (Co-chair)
Dr. Braam de Klerk (SRPC past president)
Dr. Kathy Lawrence (CFPC past president) 
Dr. Francine Lemire (CFPC Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer)
Dr. Tom Smith-Windsor (SRPC President)
Dr. John Soles (SRPC Past President)

Members

Dr. Stefan Grzybowski
Dr. Ken Harris (Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada)
Dr. Darlene Kitty
Dr. Jill Konkin
Ms. Rachel Munday (public member)
Dr. Colin Newman
Dr. Alain Papineau
Dr. Jim Rourke
Dr. Karl Stobbe
Dr. Roger Strasser
Dr. David White (CFPC Past President)/Dr Jennifer Hall (CFPC Past President)
Dr. Granger Avery (Canadian Medical Association observer)
Mr. Paul Clarke (Federal/Provincial/Territorial Committee on Health Workforce, Health Canada observer)

CFPC Staff

Dr. Ivy Oandasan, Education
Ms. Carmela Bosco, Consultant

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What we do

As part of a work plan to be completed by 2020, the Rural Road Map Implementation Committee plans to pursue these key activities:

  1. Practice-based activity: Develop a strategy to advance accreditation standards for the timely transfer of patients in rural communities to improve quality of care
  2. Education-based activity: Provide a summary of work being done across Canada to advance rural and Indigenous health competencies in health professions education
  3. Research-based activity: Develop a pan-Canadian rural health care research strategy
  4. Community-based activity: Advance community engagement in rural health care delivery planning
  5. Government/policy-based activities:
    1. Federal level: Develop a strategy to advance the Rural Road Map (RRM) with rural and Indigenous caucus groups and create an approach for a pre-budget submission for the 2019 federal budget to support a rural health care and workforce strategy
    2. Provincial/territorial level: Continue to establish an effective liaison relationship with the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Committee on Health Workforce to support RRM advancement
  6. Capitalize on opportunities for partnerships and funding

Backgrounders & Reports

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