Primary Health Care Opioid Response Initiative
About the Primary Health Care Opioid Response Initiative
Tackling the opioid crisis in Alberta will require new approaches and an immediate response of the entire health system to change its trajectory. The engagement and response of primary care physicians, their teams and Primary Care Networks (PCNs) in Alberta will be essential in defining new primary health care approaches to address the crisis and the systemic issues that contribute to the crisis.
The Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP), Alberta Medical Association (AMA) and Alberta Health Services (AHS), together with Alberta Health (AH) are aligned to lead this essential work and have been planning extensively over the past three months to focus the primary care response.
Primary Health Care Opioid Response Initiative Zone Proposals
The Zone PCN Committees, newly established in Alberta, will play an essential role in the primary care response and will be accountable for planning, design and implementation of key deliverables within each of Alberta’s five zones. Zones will be supported to develop a proposal, followed by a service plan, outlining their zone-specific strategies to improve opioid care. The Zone Proposal Package has been developed to guide Zone PCN Committees in their planning efforts, and to facilitate access to support from the AMA, AHS, ACFP and AH toward accelerating their work.
Primary Health Care Opioid Response Initiative Planning & Implementation Toolkit
The Primary Health Care Opioid Response Initiative Planning and Implementation Toolkit contains links to information, resources, workshops, training sessions, services, programs and other supports available to Primary Care Networks, PCN Zone Committees and teams to support the planning, design, and completion of grant proposals for funding. The Toolkit is also a guide to support informed decision making, planning, design, development and implementation of prioritized responses for addressing the opioid crisis within Alberta.
The Planning and Implementation Toolkit is intended to be used over time throughout the duration of your project and the Primary Health Care Opioid Response Initiative. It will be continually updated as new information is developed or available.
Planning & Implementation Toolkit - coming soon