In this exciting and inspiring national initiative, the leaders in Canada’s primary health care system worked together to facilitate more interdisciplinary collaboration. Between April 2004 and September 2006, the EICP Initiative engaged primary health care providers, governments and Canadians in a national effort to create a framework for change and innovation in primary health care.

A Steering Committee comprised of physicians, nurses, social workers, physiotherapists, speech-language pathologists, audiologists, dietitians, psychologists, pharmacists, occupational therapists and a national coalition on preventative practices provided leadership and direction to the Initiative.

The EICP Initiative was funded by Health Canada’s Primary Health Care Transition Fund.

For additional information: Primary Health Care - A Framework that First (www.eicp.ca).