Primary Health Care Opioid Response Initiative
The Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP) staff and Board consulted with the ACFP Opioid Response Task Force (Family Physicians from around the province in different practice types) in December 2016 to inform the primary health care opioid response.
In late 2017, the Primary Health Care Opioid Response Initiative was established. This was a $9.5 million grant based on the recommendations of the former Ministers Opioid Emergency Response Commission (MOERC). Over the next three years, under the leadership of the ACFP and in partnership with the Alberta Medical Association (AMA), Alberta Health Services (AHS), Zone PCNs, and Alberta Health, this initiative defined new approaches to address the opioid crisis, building competency and capacity within primary care.