Primary Health Care in Canada: Highlights from CIHI’s 2016 primary healthcare chart book and future directions

Primary Health Care in Canada: Highlights from CIHI’s 2016 primary healthcare chart book and future directions

Monday, September 26, 2016 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm EST / 10:00 – 11:30 am PST

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  • Ms. Mary Byrnes, Manager – Primary Health Care Information, Canadian Institute for Health Information
  • Dr. Ivy Lynn Bourgeault, Professor in the Telfer School of Management and Institute of Population Health at the University of Ottawa and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Chair in Gender, Work and Health Human Resources.
  • Dr. Jim Dickinson, Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health Sciences at University of Calgary and member of the Canadian Task Force for Preventative Health Care


In April 2016, the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) released the Primary Health Care in Canada: A Chartbook of Selected Indicator Results, 2016. The Chartbook focuses on the results of 16 of 51 indicators outlined in CIHI’s 2012 Pan-Canadian Primary Health Care Indicator Update Report. The 16 selected indicators have been organized according to relevant domains of CIHI’s Health System Performance Measurement Framework. The Chartbook presents PHC indicator results at the national, provincial and territorial levels, and also provides temporal and age-group analysis where possible.

Ms. Byrnes from CIHI’s Primary Health Care Information program will highlight indicator results from the PHC Chartbook, discuss their relevance in particular for high-quality care delivery, and report on how data gaps are being addressed.

Dr. Bourgeault will focus on the health human resource (HHR) considerations arising from the indicators profiled in CIHI’s PHC Chartbook. Her presentation will focus on current data gaps in HHR information, the shift to inter-collaborative models of PHC and challenges with current uni-provider indicators, as well as future directions for effective health workforce planning.

Lastly, Dr. Dickinson will present information on related guidelines from the Canadian Task Force on Preventative Health Care. His presentation will also highlight ongoing Task Force initiatives and their application to clinical practice.

Participants will have the opportunity to participate in real-time discussions and take away recommendations for performance reporting in PHC.

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