Enhancing health promotion and disease prevention in networked primary care

    Publication year: 2018

    Health systems are moving away from traditional primary care (e.g., by increasingly shifting to group practice and interprofessional teams rather than solo practice primary-care providers), which is often siloed and results in barriers to timely access to care.(1) The Ministry of Health of British Columbia, which requested this rapid synthesis, is undergoing system transformation to better coordinate and potentially integrate primary care with some and community care and public-health services.(2) The transformation presents an important opportunity to improve primary care and preventive care services through improved management of clinical conditions coupled with health promotion and diseaseprevention services.