In 2020 Co-RIG Phase I funding was awarded to 15 family medicine teams whose projects focused on affecting rapid and measurable benefits to patient communities across Canada.
Working over a period of six to 10 months, the 15 funded Co-RIG project teams developed or tested high-impact innovations that focused on critical challenges directly related to the pandemic. These included a focus on high-risk and vulnerable populations, continuous care for people with chronic conditions or mental health issues, practice enhancements, and data system integration.
Each project, while unique in approach, showcases the central role of family medicine in the nation’s COVID-19 pandemic response. Collectively, Co-RIG Phase I projects have reduced the impact of the pandemic by enhancing equity, integrating systems, accelerating practice innovations and strengthening continuity of care. Through the contributions of all Phase I teams, the Co-RIG program has effectively contributed to advancing family medicine.
Select one of the following titles to find details on specific Co-RIG Phase I projects:
Improving Primary Care: A COVID-19 integrated pathway
Dr. Fariba Aghajafari
A First Nation-Led COVID-19 Response: Coordinating integrated primary care
Dr. Lindsay Crowshoe
Innovating Case Management: Telehealth support for patients during COVID-19
Dr. Catherine Hudon
Improving Care in the Shelter Community: The CARE Model
Dr. Aaron Orkin