The Calgary West Central Primary Care Network (CWC PCN) Patient Advisory Council involves members of the community in our initiatives to ensure patients and families are true partners in primary care.
The purpose of the council is to:
Joining the council is your opportunity to make a difference for patients and families throughout our region.
A patient advisor is someone who wants to help us improve the quality of our care for all patients. They share feedback based on their own experiences and help us understand how to change for the better. By partnering with us, they provide important insights into our programs, plans and projects.
This is your chance to help us improve our care for you, your family and your community and give patients a voice in the process. Meetings will be catered and pre-approved travel will be reimbursed.
You would commit to meet in person with PCN personnel and other community members on a bimonthly basis. The meetings will be held on weekday evenings and run for two hours; additional time may be required to prepare ahead of the meetings.
Over time, the frequency of meetings may change and opportunities to join new projects could arise.
The CWC PCN is a non-profit organization committed to a healthier future. We work alongside more than 450 family doctors to provide support for continuous health care.
Family doctors who join as a member of CWC PCN do so with their patients in mind. Patients of members can access a range of programs and services offered through our team of healthcare professionals (including nurses, social workers and mental health professionals).
Research shows that people who have a relationship with their family doctor are healthier, live longer and are hospitalized less. We are here to help build strong doctor-patient relationships through innovation, collaboration, compassion, accountability and respect.
What is a Patient Medical Home?
A Patient Medical Home (PMH) is a vision of family medicine that supports your relationship with your doctor and puts you at the centre of team-based, comprehensive care.
Research shows a PMH is associated with increased quality of care, access and satisfaction for patients while reducing the cost to the healthcare system. Creating a Patient Medical Home for every Albertan is a provincial objective and widely supported by physician associations and organizations.
The CWC PCN’s mission is to build and sustain a community of Patient Medical Homes.
If you have ideas to help improve our PCN, we want to hear from you.
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