Local Stories & Current Work


Connecting People and Community: Health Canada Project – Health Care Policy Contribution Program Grant

Interest in the PHC IGSI initiative has increased. Learnings from the pilot phase informed a successful proposal to Health Canada’s Health Care Policy Contribution Program (HCPCP) to further study and implement this community-based approach. The $1.4 million grant will support the continuation of this work in five rural communities over the course of 26-months (January 2020 through March 2022). Two main deliverables of this grant are:

  • Development of a scorecard to support measuring and monitoring wellbeing outcomes for persons living in the community with dementia, their family carers, and community coalitions; and
  • A primary health care competency framework designed to guide primary health care teams skill and knowledge development in order to support people affected by dementia to ‘live well’ in the community.

Local Community Stories

The participating communities have developed innovative approaches and supports that reflect each of their local contexts.  These stories provide a description of their impact on the lives of older Albertans.