The Team UP! podcast explores different ideas related to team-based primary care, focusing on what is happening here in Canada.
Team-based primary care is an integrated, patient-centered approach to health care. This approach involves interdisciplinary teams of health care providers collaborating together and with the communities they serve to deliver comprehensive and high-quality health services.
We also have a sibling Team UP! Webinar series, which you can find recordings of on the podcast. For more information about the larger scope of team-based care in British Columbia and other resources, visit teambasedcarebc.ca.
Team UP! is into its fifth season. In this season we’ll be talking about how to work better together if you are working in a distributed primary care team.
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A podcast that brings together primary care providers, healthcare planners, patients, innovators and others to talk about the changes that are happening in primary care in British Columbia.
The transition to a post-pandemic world has drawn increased attention to the tensions, pressures and capacity challenges that are experienced by health care providers and patients in primary care systems around the world. In the face of these challenges, in British Columbia, policy makers, funders, providers, and patients are working through another transition- the transition to team based primary care. The Innovation Support Unit, in the Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia, has been working to develop a series of implementation supports for communities, teams, providers and patients engaged in this transformation of Primary Care. Designed to accelerate planning and implementation, the mapping methods support inclusive, patient-centred and equity focused discussion and decsion-making.
This podcast episode tells the story of the evolution and iteration of the mapping tools and supports that have been co-developed by the ISU and communities across BC engaged in the implementation of team based care in primary care.
Drawing on the experiences of the ISU team as well as community interviews, the episode highlights the challenges, opportunities and potential new directions in the transition spaces of primary care transformation. Please see the resources below for more information about the primary care supports highlighted in this story.
Thanks to our guests!
Megan Sloan is the manager of the Qathet Primary Care Network, the regional district that surrounds the city of Powell River. Over the last 13 years, Megan has very engaged with the local community of physicians and nurse practitioners in Qathet and has taken on a variety of roles supporting primary care practices and planning.
Leslie Keenan: is the Executive Director of the South Island Division of Family Practice. Leslie has a long history of supporting primary care in communities, prior to her time with South Island she was the ED of the Nanaimo Division of family practice.
Amanda Frazer is the Strategic Lead of Primary Care Implementation Supports with the Innovation Support Unit. We are so grateful she was able to join us from her maternity leave! Amanda is passionate about the intersection between community engagement and system change. Prior to joining the ISU Amanda worked with the Campbell River Division of Family Practice.
Aleah Ross is the Primary and Community Care Mapping Lead with the Innovation Support Unit and is currently a PhD student at the University of Victoria in clinical psychology.
Morgan Price is the director of the ISU. He is an Associate Professor at UBC and affiliate faculty at UVic Division of Medical Sciences, Computer Science, and Health Information Science. Morgan is a family physician and practices in a Community Health Centre where he provides team-based care to underserved populations in the inner-city in Victoria. His research is in health systems change and clinical information system design and adoption.
For more information about Team Mapping:
- Read Team Mapping: A Novel Method to Help Primary Care Teams in Transition
- visit teammapping.ca
- check out our MIROVERSE template at https://miro.com/miroverse/team-mapping/
For more information about PACC mapping:
- Read Primary and Community Care Mapping: Helping Communities Collaboratively Plan Health Services in a Patient-Centred Manner
- please check out our MIROVERSE template at https://miro.com/miroverse/isu-pacc-mapping/
You may also be interested in checking out some of the material related to TEAL organizations through the Re-Inventing Organizations WIKI based on the work of Fredrick LaLoux.
If you would like to learn more about the ISU or if you have any ideas for future podcasts please email email@example.com
Sarah Fletcher is a medical anthropologist and a team member of the Innovation Support Unit in the Department of Family Practice at UBC.
Morgan Price is a primary care provider who has worked in teams for twenty years who is also a team member of the Innovation Support Unit in the Department of Family Practice at UBC.
If you are interested, here is a list of the tools we use to make TeamUP