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Primary Health Care for Communities

Primary Health Care putting the Patient First

Consultations held in Saskatchewan, including the Patient First Review (2009), indicated that communities want to have a greater say in the design and delivery of health care services for their residents.

Primary health care in the province is being redesigned so that patients, families and communities can become engaged in assessing their health care needs and planning how to meet them.

Community engagement is essential to building the trust and relationships necessary to create a reliable, effective and sustainable primary health care system.


1. Community designed primary health care

  • Watch a video on the partnership between the community of Cudworth and health care providers and the importance of shared decision making.
  • Watch a video on how the community of Tisdale and health care providers are working together to address the health needs of the community.
  • Watch a video on how members of the primary health care team in Meadow Lake work together to improve patient care.
  • Watch a video on how the Rural West primary health care team focuses on programs and services designed around the needs of patients.

2. Working with your primary health care team

The relationships between communities and health care providers are important to the success of primary health care. 

To find out more about primary health care in your area, visit the Saskatchewan Health Authority website

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