Team-Based Care

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Team-Based Care

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Implementing an integrated system of primary and community care built on team-based care is a key priority in British Columbia. This person- and family-centered model is designed to provide comprehensive shared care through a strong, interdisciplinary team of health care providers. Moving to this integrated system involves a new way of practicing for many health care providers.

What is Team-Based Care?

“Multiple health care providers from different professional backgrounds work together and with patients/clients, families, caregivers and communities to deliver comprehensive health services across care settings. Effective teamwork is a critical enabler of safe, high quality care and supports a patient’s ongoing relationship with their primary care provider (a family physician or nurse practitioner).”1

The journey to transition to quality, team-based care with patients and providers as equal partners means sharing and accessing resources, events and opportunities to support everyone along the way.

Support Along Your Journey


Check out available resources and let us know if you have any you’d like to share!


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What Guides This Work?

The Team-Based Care Advisory Group guides work across the province to accelerate the transition to quality, team-based care by providing systems of support for local action and change with patient and providers as equal partners. Membership of the Team-Based Care Advisory Group is from across the province and works to help support “quality, person- and family-centred and collaborative care that provides the right care, at the right time and in the right place, in a sustainable system.” Learn more about their shared purpose.

Alan Ruddiman    Rural Coordination Centre of BC
Alana Godin                  General Practice Services Committee
Alisa Harrison              Midwives Association of BC
Andrea Kirkham                                      Nurses and Nurse Practitioners of British Columbia
Andrew Earnshaw Divisions of Family Practice
Becky Palmer              First Nations Health Authority
Brennan MacDonald Allied Health Representative
(Island Health)
Carlene Thistle-Walker Ministry of Health
Chad Dickie  Patient Voices Network – Patient Partner
Cheryl Whittleton Provincial Nursing and Allied Health Council representative (Interior Health)
Colleen Kennedy BC Patient Safety & Quality Council
Darlene Arsenault  Health Authorities
Dave Harrhy Ministry of Health
Jeanette Boyd    BC College of Family Physicians
Karen Forgie BC Family Doctors
Kim Williams Rural Coordination Centre of BC
Layton Engwer Patient Voices Network – Patient Partner
Lorrie Cramb Ministry of Health
Michael Sandler Nurses and Nurse Practitioners of British Columbia
Mitchell Fagan                                            General Practice Services Committee
Morgan Price  UBC – Innovation Support Unit
Natasha Prodan-Bhalla Ministry of Health
Shana Ooms Ministry of Health
Ted Patterson Ministry of Health


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  1. Ministry of Health, Team-Based Care Policy Draft, 2020 July.

Key Contact

Stephanie Massot
Leader, Health System Improvement