Primary Care Integration and Governance
Spring 2022 to Spring 2024
As part of the transformation currently underway in Ontario’s healthcare system, organizations and community members in Kitchener-Waterloo, Wellesley, Woolwich, and Wilmot (KW4) have come together to form a Ministry of Health approved Ontario Health Team (OHT). At maturity, KW4 OHT's goal is a health and wellness system for all 400,000 residents that offers seamless, interconnected care and continuity across providers, including hospitals, primary care, long-term care, and community agencies.
The KW4 Ontario Health Team will co-design a sustainable model for connection and capacity building in priority neighbourhoods with primary care, specialists, and community providers, along with increasing overall access to preventative care with a focus on reducing inequities.
Support primary care providers to better lead, participate in and co-design health system integration activities with a patient-first focus
Co-design a governance model
Engage in and influence physician recruitment into the KW4 geography
Project Teams will develop performance measures aligned with the Quintuple Aim to improve: Patient and Caregiver Experiences, Patient and Population Health Outcomes, Provider Experiences, Value and Efficiency, and Health Equity.
Goals and Deliverables
Project Co-Lead (Provider): Dr. Neil Naik, Family Physician/Regional Primary Care Cancer Screening and Prevention Lead, WW Region and Chair, Primary Care Council
Project Co-Lead (Community): Under development
Project Manager: Rebecca Petricevic, KW4 OHT
Dr. Sarah Gimbel, Family Physician
New Vision Family Health Team
Leadership Action Committee:
Dr. Patricia Froese
Cancer Screening Implementation Team:
Dr. Neil Naik (Chair)
Regional Primary Care Cancer Screening and Prevention Lead, WW Region and Chair, Primary Care Council, KW4 OHT
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Want to learn more? or get involved?
Contact Project Manager, Rebecca Petricevic at firstname.lastname@example.org
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