Projects, Initiatives & Collaborations

Primary Health Care Integration Network

ADAPT  | APHCRN | ASI Specialty Access Bundle | One:carepath | Population Health Needs Framework


A DiseAse-Inclusion Pathway for Transitions in Care (ADAPT)

The PHCIN Scientific Office is leading the ADAPT study, an implementation initiative for the Home to Hospital to Home (H2H2H) Transitions Guideline. ADAPT focuses on integrating clinical pathways and implementing three of the six H2H2H Guideline elements for patients in Alberta with chronic disease.


Alberta Primary Health Care Research Network

The Alberta Primary Health Care Research Network (APHCRN) is a network of primary care and primary healthcare research networks in Alberta. It is an open, inclusive and multidisciplinary network that fosters collaboration and cooperation among primary healthcare research networks in Alberta to respond to the needs of Alberta’s primary healthcare providers.

Alberta Surgical Initiative Specialty Access Bundle

This initiative focuses on improving patients’ access to specialists through the availability of non-urgent specialist advice models, electronic referral solutions and provincial pathways.


One:carepath is an Integrated Supportive Care Pathway that takes a proactive and co-managed approach in care planning with patients who have advanced-stage (non-curative) lung, heart, liver and kidney disease and/or cancers.

This provincial initiative aims to provide symptom and crisis management, help patients maintain quality of life and functional status, avoid aggressive treatments, and align care with patient preferences.


Reducing the Impact of Financial Strain: Population Health Needs Framework

The Scientific Office has led the development of a Population Health Needs Framework and User Guide for service planning as part the provincial initiative “Reducing the Impact of Financial Strain (RIFS): A Population and Public Health Partnership with Primary Care to Reduce the Risk of Cancer and Chronic Disease.” This project strengthens connections between primary care and community services, supporting wellness by addressing patients’ financial concerns.