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Our Work

Shared Care initiatives have demonstrated positive results in improving the coordination of care between Family Physicians and Specialists, and other health professionals and partners. See below for a list of Shared Care’s current initiatives and who is participating:

CBT Spread Initiative 

From 2015–2018, Shared Care funded a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Skills Group program with the Victoria Division of Family Practice, aiming to increase access to early, equitable, mental health support in primary care.

As communities around BC became interested in launching similar initiatives, the Shared Care Committee selected the program for provincial spread.

Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use  Community of  Practice

When the Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use (CYMHSU) Collaborative wrapped up in December 2017, a group of physicians established a CYMHSU Community of Practice. Their goal is to continue to work together to champion care, and to support improvements in mental health and substance use services for children and youth. More than 200 physicians are now involved.


Supporting the spread of successful work in building networks that will link communities interested in improving care for specific priority populations.   

The goal is to create opportunities for good work to spread efficiently, and to make it easier for successful models to be adapted to local needs.  To date, spread networks have been initiated for:

Partners in Care/Transitions in Care

The Partners in Care (PiC) and Transitions in Care (TiC) program supports Family Physician and Specialist-led improvement projects focused on local, regional and, in some cases, provincial issues. The projects encourage engagement, exploration of root issues, and stakeholder collaboration to improve the flow of care between providers and care settings. 

Physician Leadership Training

Offers financial support with tuition, travel, and accommodation for family physicians for leadership and quality improvement training through accredited training organizations. 

Rapid Access to Consultative Expertise (RACE)

Increasing access to Specialist advice for primary care providers through the RACE telephone line, mobile app and secure messaging. 


Utilizes a secure web-based platform to provide electronic access to dermatology consultation for primary care providers – reducing long wait times and the burden of travel for dermatology care.