Fundamental to the healthcare system

Primary healthcare, often shortened to PHC, refers to the activity of healthcare providers who are the first point of consultation for patients. The effectiveness of PHC is fundamental to an efficient, high-quality healthcare system, which is why PHC touches all areas of our work at the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement.


“Picking Up the Pace: How to accelerate change in primary healthcare” was a conference designed to enable peer-to-peer learning and to build relationships that would lead to positive change in the delivery of PHC across Canada. Our Casebook of Primary Healthcare Innovations, as well as presentation slides and feature videos produced for the event, are available at the link above.

Research and reports: