Shared Care initiatives have demonstrated positive results in improving the coordination of care between GPs, 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:
The Coordinated Seniors Care Initiative supports communities to improve coordination of care for older adults with complex medical conditions, as they move between providers and care settings. This initiative supports a collaborative approach anchored in the patient’s medical home, which includes specialists, primary care providers, and patients, families and caregivers.
The Partners in Care (PiC) and Transitions in Care (TiC) program supports GP/specialist-led improvement projects focused on local, regional and, in some cases, provincial issues. The projects encourage engagement, exploration of root issues, and stakeholder collaboration to improve the flow of care between providers and care settings. You can take a look at all the community projects by region here.
Offers financial support with tuition, travel and accommodation for family physicians for leadership and quality improvement training through accredited training organizations.
Increasing access to specialist advice for primary care providers through the RACE telephone line, mobile app and secure messaging.
Supporting the spread of successful work in building networks that will link communities interested in improving care for specific priority populations.
The goal is to create opportunities for good work to spread efficiently, and to make it easier for successful models to be adapted to local needs. To date, spread networks have been initiated for:
- Adult Mental Health and Substance Use
- Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use
- Chronic Pain