The following commitments will guide the activities of the Enhancing
Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Primary Health Care (EICP) Initiative.
The EIPC Steering Committee and project team
will work to ensure balance and breadth of perspective at all EIPC-hosted
events, consultations or roundtables.
All Steering Committee members have a shared interest in advancing
interdisciplinary collaboration in primary health care in Canada. The
Steering Committee has the latitude it requires to undertake any
research or work it considers necessary, and to determine the nature and
scope of its recommendations.
The EICP Steering Committee and project team will operate in an open and
transparent manner and will post on the EICP web site: formal
submissions it receives; any research, focus groups, surveys or public
opinion research it commissions or undertakes; interim reports or
recommendations it makes to the initiative authority; and, its final
Every reasonable effort will be made to raise awareness of the EIPC
Initiative among interested primary health care stakeholders and to
enable them to share their views and perspectives with the project team.
The project team will use multiple communications channels to share
information about the Initiative and will solicit third-party input and
The EICP Steering Committee and project team will
respond to all reasonable information requests or queries in a timely,
responsible and complete fashion, with due regard to the privacy rights
of individuals. The EICP Steering Committee will review, on its merits,
any proposal or recommendation it receives to enhance interdisciplinary
collaboration in primary health care in Canada.
The EICP Steering Committee’s recommendations and
conclusions will be based on a thorough and objective assessment of the
best available evidence.
The EICP project team will undertake its research,
engagement and deliberative processes in a responsible, comprehensive
and timely fashion that ensures breadth of perspective and respect for
the professional judgement and capacities of providers, patients,
regulators and governments.
The EICP Steering Committee will adjust its processes, activities and
general timeframes to take account of the evolving public and policy
environment, and to accommodate the broadest possible participation by
interested stakeholders in its activities and deliberations.
The Primary Health
Care Transition Fund
for this announcement originates from the $800 million Primary Health
Care Transition Fund (PHCTF) which was established in September 2000 by
the Government of Canada to support the efforts of provinces and
territories, and other stakeholders, to develop and implement
transitional primary health care reform initiatives, as part of the
overall renewal of Canada's health care system.