Primary Health Care Resource Centre

Primary Care Networks

Primary Care Networks (PCNs) are created through an agreement between physicians and Alberta Health Services, learn more.

PCN Evolution is laying the groundwork for every Albertan to have a "medical home" anchored by a physician with the support of a broader health care team for improved access, increased services and ultimately better care. PCNs, along with other stakeholders, are leading the work to build medical homes.

Primary Care Networks Program Management Office

The Primary Care Networks Program Management Office (PCN PMO)  provides operational and business administrative support services to PCNs, as well as tools and resources to support PCNs in communications, evaluation and quality, and business planning.

Toward Optimized Practice

Toward Optimized Practice (TOP) helps Alberta physicians and practice teams implement evidence-based practices to enhance the care of their patients. TOP provides up-to-date clinical practice guidelines and operates the Choosing Wisely Alberta (CWA) program. CWA is part of a larger Canadian movement (Choosing Wisely Canada) to help physicians and patients engage in conversations about unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures.

Both the PCN PMO and TOP are programs operated by the Alberta Medical Association.