Primary Care Alliance (PCA)

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Developed by the sections of General Practice and Rural Medicine and the PCN Physician Leads' Executive, the PCA was formed to serve the needs of the Alberta Medical Association's primary care representative groups.

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Purpose

The purpose of the PCA is to:

  • Increase coordination and information between primary care groups.
  • Support physician leadership for primary care physicians.

Although the PCA will focus on primary care, it will also ensure that there are appropriate links with specialists. 

Role of the PCA Board

The PCA Board supports the primary care representative groups by:

  • Aligning and supporting communication with constituent bodies.
  • Identifying policy needs, broad objectives and seeking alignment and coordination among constituent bodies.
  • Serving as a forum for external stakeholders on issues/opportunities that may impact primary care physicians.
  • Continuing its involvement in current and future Strategic Clinical Networks.

Board members include:

  • Section of General Practice president: Dr. Darryl D. LaBuick
  • Section of Rural Medicine president: Dr. Tobias N.M. Gelber
  • PCN Physician Leads' Executive chair: Dr. Phillip van der Merwe
  • AMA Board of Directors: Dr. Kathryn Andrusky
  • Alberta College of Family Physicians: Dr. Sonya Lee
  • Academic representative: Dr. Lee Green

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