Policy Makers

Setting the standard

By applying the principles described in the PMH vision and operationalizing the attributes that support each of the ten pillars, policy-makers at the federal level and across provincial and territorial governments can make sure that our cherished public health care system – the jewel of Canadian federalism – is supported by robust and modern best practices. The pillars of the PMH describe a reformed primary care system that will deliver better patient care with increased satisfaction for both patients and providers supported by a more effective use of resources

A New Vision


The full version of the PMH vision includes detailed background supporting the ten pillars and supporting recommendations. Download the pdf to read more.



Frequently Asked Questions

Still have questions about the PMH? Click the link below to download our Frequently Asked Questions file.





The PMH Neighbourhood

Where does a PMH practice sit in the larger health care environment? The idea of the “Patient’s Medical Neighbourhood” helps describe its place. In addition to providing patients with comprehensive, continuous, compassionate care, the PMH practice also links patients to other medical and social services in the health system and in the community. View the poster to have a look at the concept. 

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