CBPHC Innovation Teams

The 12 Community-Based Primary Healthcare (CBPHC) Innovation teams were designed to develop and evaluate innovative models of care that improve the prevention and management of chronic diseases and reduce inequities in access to CBPHC and health outcomes in vulnerable populations. The program objectives of were to: 1) develop, compare and/or spread innovative models of CBPHC; 2) scale-up successful models; 3) build capacity in CBPHC; 4) evaluate common set of outcome indicators; and 5) improve competitiveness at the national and international levels.

The teams were composed of interdisciplinary, interprofessional and cross-jurisdictional researchers, clinicians, decision makers and patients/citizens. They focused on intersecting CBPHC issues, namely to: address general primary care transformation challenges (5 teams), manage specific conditions within the context of primary care (4 teams), and transform primary care within Indigenous communities (3 teams). The summary below represents the impacts of the 12 teams for the funding period of 2013-2019 (as reported in their final reports), and grounded in the Canadian Health Services and Policy Research Alliance (CHSPRA) Impact frameworkFootnote 1.

Summary of the CBPHC Innovation Teams’ Impacts
Grounded in CHSPRA’s impact framework

Building capacity involved:

  • +$18M from CIHR, +$14M from 7 health system partners and +$47M leveraged from 105 other sources
  • 12 large pan-Canadian teams funded
  • 311 students and 95 postdoctoral fellows mentored, 115 student theses supervised, 183 lectures/courses given and 155 workshops delivered

Producing evidence led to:

  • 300+ publications, including:
    • 200+ academic articles, 52 technical reports, 81 media engagements (i.e., 57 media articles & 24 interviews)
  • Collaboration on measuring common indicators in primary health care across 12 teams

Informing decision-making on health services & policy innovation resulted in:

  • 56 policy briefs & guidelines developed
  • forged connections & partnerships across: 198 policymakers, 40+ community/ patient partners, CIHR-SPOR's PIHCI Network, 940 health care providers, and 1191 researchers

Improved health system performance & health equity, through:

  • developing, scaling up and spreading 31+ successful models of CBPHC in 11 Canadian jurisdictions & 6 countries
  • healthy equity was advanced by transforming primary care in Indigenous settings & for historically excluded groups (i.e., people with HIV, multi-morbidities, older adults, urban and ethnic minorities)

For more information: Please contact Dr. Bahar Kasaai, at bkasaai.ihspr@ices.on.ca

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