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 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 and Toolkit 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.
Zone Proposal Package and Toolkit