About the network
The SPOR PCRN is an established interdisciplinary and intersectoral network of people who collaborate on generating solution-focused innovations in primary health care (PHC) delivery.
The SPOR PCRN’s vision is to create a sustainable pan-Canadian PHC learning health systems platform supported by patient-oriented, practice based-research to improve patient and provider experiences in delivering and receiving care; population health; and health care expenditures. The Network’s mission is to establish and grow provincial and territorial practice-based research and learning networks (PBRLNs) and a PHC information system that will facilitate research to spread and scale innovations in PHC across the country.
The SPOR PCRN’s objectives are to:
- Build a primary health care (PHC) learning health systems platform across Canada based on a PHC information system and provincial/territorial practice-based research and learning networks (PBRLNs).
- Facilitate the reach and adaptation of successful patient-oriented primary and integrated care innovations.
- Generate and mobilize knowledge that informs and transforms practice, clinical care, and decision-making for better and more equitable health outcomes.
- Increase capacity among researchers, clinicians, decision-makers, patient partners, and Indigenous communities to develop and apply primary and integrated health care knowledge in practice.
- Nurture a highly coordinated, decentralized Network with a tetrapartite governance structure (patient partners, policymakers, clinicians and researchers).
- Create sustainable partnerships with financial partners, other SPOR funded networks/units, Indigenous communities/organizations and other like-minded entities.
- Provide support and opportunities for active engagement in PCRN activities for Indigenous people and other people marginalized in health care and research.