As one of three core Family Practice Renewal Program initiatives, Family Practice Networks will provide formalized structures and tools to enable community-based family physicians, in collaboration with their regional health authorities, to identify and address common health care goals/gaps in local communities, and in so doing, ultimately contribute to population health outcomes.
- Family Practice Networks provide formal structures (networks) for coordination and collaboration between family physicians.
- They are non-profit physician controlled entities, established on large area, regional or sub-regional basis.
- Funding is provided for Family Practice Network costs (management, meetings, honoraria).
- Family Practice Network physician groups will participate in Collaborative Services Committees with regional health authorities to identify and solve unmet needs at community level, including physician services within and connected to the regional health authority.