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Pathway for Community Dialogue on Indigenous Health Data Governance

This October 2022 final report from the Institute for Circumpolar Health Research describes a toolkit developed to support Indigenous leadership and community conversations in the area of health data governance and the collection and use of Indigenous health data. This project came out of the need and desire of communities to develop and use their own health data, with recognition that there are unique considerations in the North, and a wide disparity in capacity around data collection and use across communities. A CPCRN Learning Series session on Nov 28, 2023 explored the Toolkit. Watch the recording or view the slides.

Provincial Summaries of Governance Structures for Health and Social Services and Primary Care: A 2018 Canadian Snapshot

This is supporting material for a 2017-2019 policy scan to describe and compare initiatives across Canada to integrate services across health and social sectors for primary care patients withcomplex care needs. This document presents the provincial narrative summaries written in 2018 and 2019 that drew from publicly available information from government websites pertaining to provincial institutional authorities that govern primary care, health and social services, macro level policies affecting primary care since 2001 and primary care delivery models.

Co-developing a learning health system: The Canadian Primary Care Research Network

The CPCRN’s Executive Director, Jamie Demore, presented this poster at the 2023 Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research (CAHSPR) conference. It provides an overview of the organization, its objectives, its approach, and its expected impacts.

Canadian Primary Care Research Network Infographic: Vision, Mission, Values, and Principles

 This infographic provides a representation of the CPCRN’s vision, mission, values, and principles.

Canadian Primary Care Research Network Infographic: Research Projects

This infographic provides an overview of the CPCRN’s research projects, research pillars and the Primary Care Information System.

Canadian Primary Care Research Network Infographic: Objectives, Deliverables, and Impacts

This infographic describes the CPCRN’s objectives, deliverables, and impacts. These include building a learning health system in primary care, scaling and spreading evidence-informed innovations, and promoting EDI best practices.

Study Protocol: Impact of externally facilitated continuous quality improvement cohorts on Advanced Access to support primary healthcare teams

Mylaine Breton’s team published a study protocol as part of their CPCRN-funded research project, Impact of a Pan-Canadian CQI cohort program on advanced access to support PHC clinics. It was published in BMC Primary Care, an open access journal. (Breton et al., 2023)

Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovations (PIHCI) Network Summary Report

We are very pleased to share a recently published report and infographic which summarize the accomplishments and impacts of the PIHCI Network during Phase 1 of our funding from CIHR. The successes and strengths of the Network that are highlighted demonstrate how far we have come, and form the foundations on which we which we will continue to build. Thank you to the SPOR Evidence Alliance for their help in producing these documents.

Read the report  |  View the infographic

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Perspectives of structurally marginalised patients attending contextually tailored and integrated care practices in Canada

Christine Loignon’s team has just published the results of a study supported by the PIHCI Network: Perspectives of structurally marginalised patients attending contextually tailored and integrated care practices in Canada: a focused ethnography study. (Loignon, C. and BMJ Open, May 2022).

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Patient Partners and researchers work together to navigate and spread knowledge about nurse-led primary care in Nova Scotia

Blog post written by Catherine Hudon’s team conducting the PIHCI Network PriCARE study: Patient Partners and researchers work together to navigate and spread knowledge about nurse-led primary care in Nova Scotia (Delahunty-Pike, A., Rubenstein, D., & Porter, J. April 2022).

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Addressing patient partner concerns regarding the use of validated questionnaires in research

A PIHCI Network grant team recently published an article discussing mechanisms to address potential patient partner concerns regarding the use of validated questionnaires in research. See the October 2021 issue of Health Expectations: Reconciling validity and challenges of patient comfort and understanding: Guidelines to patient-oriented questionnaires (Catherine Hudon et al.).

Community-Based Primary Health Care (CBPHC) Innovation Teams Evaluation Report and Infographic Concerning Impact

The SPOR Evidence Alliance (via St. Michael’s Hospital, Unity Health Toronto knowledge translation program) and the PIHCI Network Coordinating Office went through a rigorous process to demonstrate the impact of the research outputs of the CBPHC Innovation Teams.

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Primary Health Care Models Across Canada Infographic

The PIHCI Network Communications Committee created an infographic for a PIHCI Network grant investigating policies and programs designed to integrate primary care, social, and health services in Canada. Please refer to this infographic for more information.

Quality of Mobile Apps for Chronic Disease Management Infographic

The PIHCI Network Communications Committee created an infographic for a PIHCI Network grant concerning the assessment of the quality of mobile apps for chronic disease management. Please refer to this infographic for more information.

Adapting Practice and Seeking Support (Providing Physiotherapy in a Pandemic #2) Infographic

A short monthly survey was distributed by provincial professional physiotherapy  associations and divisions, social media, and personal networks. Each cycle included respondents from all provinces and one territory. The surveys were conducted by the BC Primary Health Care Research Network and led by Allison Ezzat, JF Esculier, and Sabrina Wong. This is the second of two infographics (see first listed below). View the infographic here or read the full article in Physiotherapy Practice.

Centralized Waiting Lists Infographic

The PIHCIN Communications Committee created its first infographic of a PIHCIN funded grant concerning the impact of our Centralized Waiting List project. Please refer to this infographic for more information and we hope it can serve as template for other PIHCI networks to use for other projects.

Diabetes Action Canada: Do’s and Don’ts

Visit Diabetes Action Canada’s website to learn about their patient engagement activities and resources. The Do’s & Don’ts document has been developed with the patient in mind, and seeks to optimize communications between researchers, clinicians and patients.

Patient Priority Setting in Primary Healthcare

The BC Primary Health Care Research Network and their patient partners provide a very useful priority-setting framework for engaging with patients with the intent of establishing research priorities in primary care in this journal article.

Providing Physiotherapy in a Pandemic Infographic

Supporting physiotherapists in all practice settings, now and in the future, is a key focus of the advocacy work of the Canadian Physiotherapists Association (CPA). Research efforts aimed at identifying short-term impacts and trends over time are of vital importance in advocating for, and responding to the changing needs of the profession. This survey offered a rapid collection of data from physiotherapists across the country, highlighting experiences and implications during COVID-19. This work is invaluable to informing key policy recommendations and directions and will assist the CPA in gaining a better understanding of the strain and impacts the pandemic has had on physiotherapists over time. View the infographic here.

Quick Canadian Covid-19 Survey Infographic

Strengthening primary care in Canada, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, is critical. From April to October 2020, the SPOR PIHCI, in partnership with the U.S. based Larry A. Green Centre, administerd 13 cycles of a cross-sectional pan-Canadian survey to better understand the response of primary care practices to COVID-19. An infographic visualizes the key results of Cycles 1-9.