Primary health care strategy

The Primary Health Care Strategy is a plan to improve primary health care delivery in Alberta. To do this, the Strategy has three strategic directions: enhancing the delivery of care, cultural change, and building blocks for change.

What does this mean for you?

  1. Enhancing the delivery of care means that individuals without a family doctor will be able to sign-up to get a regular provider or team of providers and that access will be faster.
  2. Cultural change is about changing the way individuals see and think about their health and health care. Albertans will be supported to be active in their health and will have the ability to interpret and act on the health information around then.
  3. Building blocks for change are about changing the way primary health care is organized, particularly at the system level. Individuals will see these changes in many ways – such as not having to repeat their stories every time they seek care or undergo duplicate testing.

Read the Strategy

Primary Health Care Strategy Working Group

Alberta’s Primary Health Care Strategy has been developed by the Primary Health Care Strategy Working Group, supported by Alberta Health. The Primary Health Care Strategy Working Group includes members with expertise in primary health care delivery, administration, research, education and community development. Members were selected for their in-depth knowledge of primary health care and demonstrated leadership in transforming Alberta’s primary health care system.

Thank you to its members –

  • Dr. Rob Wedel, (Co-Chair), Chinook Primary Care Network
  • Muriel Davidson (Co-Chair), Slave Lake Family Care Clinic
  • Pierre Bérubé, Psychologists Association of Alberta
  • Yvonne Chiu, Multicultural Health Brokers Co-operative Ltd.
  • Greg Eberhart, Alberta College of Pharmacists
  • Dr. Lee Green, University of Alberta
  • Dr. Richard Lewanczuk, Alberta Health Services
  • Larry McLennan, Calgary Foothills Primary Care Network
  • Mary-Anne Robinson, College & Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta
  • Marianne Stewart, Alberta Health Services
  • Dr. Phillip van der Merwe, Primary Care Alliance
  • Susan Williams, Government of Alberta