Primary health care (PHC) is a health care system that supports Albertans to be as healthy as they can be.
Primary health care draws on the expertise of many different providers working together to provide seamless care by sharing:
It is important for health professionals working in primary health care to have access to the latest, evidence-based resources, tools and education to assist with the delivery of quality care to patients.
The Primary Health Care (PHC) Integration Network is focused on improving transitions of care between primary healthcare providers and acute care, emergency departments, specialized services and other community services.
This will support Albertans to get the care and social supports they need in the communities where they live.
Evidence shows that some of the most vulnerable segments of diverse populations are disproportionately impacted by chronic disease.
Health care providers can find tools and resources to support patients with approaches to healthy lifestyle.
There are a number of programs and services within AHS that support chronic disease management, as well as offer tools for healthcare providers to assist in the delivery of self-managed care.