About the Modules

A Toolkit to Support Primary Care and Public Health Collaboration

What is the aim of this toolkit?

This toolkit has been developed for practitioners, managers, and policy makers in a variety of disciplines working in primary care and public health. The aim of the toolkit is to develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes that support the development and maintenance of successful collaborations between primary care and public health.

The toolkit will provide you with a variety of examples of different types of collaborations, various models of primary care and public health service delivery, and cases that address a variety of health issues. Although this toolkit does not describe primary care and public health structures that exist in all Canadian Provinces and Territories, we provide you with a variety of examples that represent different regions of our country.

The toolkit will also enable you to apply strategies to enhance enablers as well as overcome or avoid challenges that can arise in building and maintaining primary care and public health collaborations.  Although the toolkit is aimed for a Canadian audience, others from outside Canada may also find it to be a valuable tool.

What is the content of the toolkit?
To learn what content is covered in this toolkit, review the Getting Started module. This module will walk you through the organization of the content in the toolkit, its navigation, definitions, sources of evidence used to support the content, and principles which are foundational to primary care and public health collaborations.

In short, all other modules provide the meat of the toolkit which is structured around an evidence-based ecological framework for primary care and public health collaboration in a Canadian context.

The module found at the centre of the framework provides information about the nature of collaboration. The framework includes a module on conducting evaluation research to support your collaboration. All other modules address factors that can influence successful collaborations at the systems, organizational, interpersonal and intrapersonal levels – in other words, it represents an ecological systems framework.

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