The Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) Strategy for Patient Oriented Research (SPOR) launched the Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovations (PIHCI) Network in 2014 as a pan-Canadian network of networks to create an alliance between research, policy and practice to foster a learning system that can address improvements in health and equity for individuals across the life course.

The PIHCI Network focuses on primary and integrated services across the health sector and beyond to improve the health of individuals with complex needs. With its unique network-of-network infrastructure and strong stakeholder partnerships, the PIHCI Network enables privileged population-reach as approximately 80% of the Canadian population access primary care annually.

 The PIHCI Network has supported the development of an infrastructure for 11 jurisdictional networks (all provinces and one territory) that are supported by a Network Leadership Council and a Network Coordinating Office. Links to each jurisdictional network can be found on the map above.