A Vision for Canada: Family practice – a Patient’s Medical Home

The Patient’s Medical Home

On September 21, 2011, the College of Family Physicians of Canada officially released its new position paper called A Vision for Canada: Family Practice – The Patient’s Medical Home. The document provides an important vision of the future of frontline patient-centred care to meet the health care needs for all Canadians.

The ACFP continues to advocate for the vision of the Patient’s Medical Home (PMH) and actively works with key stakeholders in primary care such as Primary Care Network Program Management Office PCN PMO and Toward Optimized Practice, to realize PMH and transform health care in Alberta. Since its Leadership Forum held in December of 2011 much work has be done. The Forum helped kick start a common vision.

ACFP Hosts the Medical Home Leadership Forum

In December 2011, the ACFP brought together over 35 family physicians to discuss CFPC’s vision of the Patient’s Medical Home.  Attendees were invited to participate as they represented strong examples of a Patient’s Medical Home in practice.  The one-day forum discussed leadership practices and models of care.

Medical Home Leadership Forum Synopsis

ACFP Releases the Medical Home Leadership Forum The ACFP is proud to share a synopsis of the Medical Home Leadership Forum held in December 2011.


PMH in Practice

New Video: It Takes a Team


Take a look at a PMH in practice at the Calgary Crowfoot Village Family Practice.


Best Advice Documents – Patient’s Medical Home


Family Care Clinics’

ACFP Responds to Alberta Health’s Family Care Clinic Wave 2 – Family Care Clinics FAQs

The Alberta Medical Association (AMA) and Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP) have developed a frequently asked questions (FAQs) document to identify key areas for Physicians and Primary Care Networks (PCNs) to consider before pursuing a Family Care Clinic (FCC).

We ask that members stay informed and ask the tough questions when surveying the possibilities for your patients, community, and practice. The ACFP also presented a number of questions from our physician members to Alberta Health.


ACFP Responds to Alberta Health’s Family Care Clinic Application Kit – Wave 1

The ACFP has had an active role providing feedback on Alberta Health’s primary care heath strategy. ACFP president, Dr. Cathy Scrimshaw sits on the Minister’s Advisory Committee on Primary Health Care. The ACFP were invited to provide feedback on the FCC application kit – Wave 1. The ACFP response provides a detailed analysis of how the FCC compares the CFPC’s vision of the Patient’s Medical Home, proposed resolutions to the FCC application kit, and member comments to the reaction to the kit.

Alberta College of Family Physicians’ Response to Proposed Family Care Clinic Application Kit, January 2013