Improving care for older people with frailty and supporting their family/friend caregivers

A 23-month Quality Improvement Collaborative

To improve care for older people with frailty and support their caregivers, CFHI and the Canadian Frailty Network invite you to join the Advancing Frailty Care in the Community (AFCC) Collaborative. This initiative will help you enhance your capacity to partner with patients and family/friend caregivers to improve the identification, assessment and implementation of tailored evidence-informed interventions that address frailty in primary care.

Whether your organization already has clearly established approaches for older people with frailty or is looking to develop some for the first time, our goal is to help you deliver more improvement, for more people, that lasts.

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Call for Applications 

CFHI is inviting teams across Canada to apply for the AFCC Collaborative taking place November 2019 to September 2021.

The deadline to apply is August 21, 2019.

How to Apply

Step 1: Read the AFCC Call for Applications.

Step 2Watch the informational webinar.

Step 3: Email Christine (Kirby) Kirvan at  to request an application form. Teams can also request a free coaching call with CFHI staff before submitting their application.

Step 4: Submit completed applications to Applications may be submitted in English or in French.

Who should apply?

Two types of improvement teams – a network team or a single institution – based in primary care will be considered for this Collaborative. A network team may include, but not be limited to regional health authorities and similar organizations; government organizations and agencies; academic health sciences centres; community hospitals; primary care practices; physician groups; and community organizations (such as Aboriginal Health Access Centres or Community Health Centres). A single institution may be, for example, a primary care practice with a large, clearly identified elderly patient population, or a network of several primary care provider practices unified by an institutional framework, or shared goal.

For more information on who should apply, please see the AFCC Call for Applications.

What is the AFCC Collaborative?

This collaborative is based on some of the top frailty innovations from the 2018 CFN Frailty Matters Innovation Showcase. These applied innovations were presented by practitioners and experts across Canada and have been selected to be spread further across the country through this collaborative.

Using a quality improvement (QI) approach in a primary care setting, teams will systematically identify and assess frailty in populations 75 years of age and over, with opportunistic screening for those 65 years and over. Teams will then implement customized care plans for those who are frail, in partnership with their caregivers, towards slowing the progression of frailty and maintaining or enhancing quality of life.

For more information, please see the AFCC Call for Applications.

Key Dates


AFCC Key Dates

Last Updated: June 2019