Joint Collaborative Committees

Shared Care initiatives have demonstrated positive results in improving the  coordination of care between family physicians, specialists, and other health professionals, in a variety of different ways.

See below for a list of Shared Care’s current initiatives and who is participating.

Coordinating Complex Care for Older Adults Initiative

Supports communities to improve coordination of care for older adults with complex medical conditions, as they move between providers and care settings.

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Partners in Care/Transitions in Care

Supports family physician/specialist-led improvement projects that encourage engagement, exploration of root issues, and stakeholder collaboration to improve the flow of care between providers and care settings.

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Physician Leadership Training

Offers financial support with tuition, travel and accommodation for family physicians for leadership and quality improvement training through accredited training organizations. 

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Polypharmacy Risk Reduction

Supports family physicians, specialists, pharmacists, and other health care providers to reduce risk of multiple medications for seniors and the frail, that may impact their safety and quality of life.

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Rapid Access to Consultative Expertise (RACE)

Increases access to specialist advice for primary care providers through the RACE telephone line, mobile app and secure messaging. 

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Spread Networks

Supports the spread of successful work in building networks that will link communities interested in improving care for specific priority populations.   

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Provides electronic access to dermatology consultation for primary care providers – reducing long wait times and the burden of travel for dermatology care.

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