Integrating Addiction & Mental Health into Primary Care in Alberta

Nick Myers, MD

Service Delivery

October 2011

Dr Nick Myers, Medical Director of Primary Care for Alberta Health Services describes how primary care has seen significant changes and improvement in the last few years. The introduction of Primary Care Networks (PCNs) in Alberta offers the opportunity to collaborate further with Mental Health and Addictions. Some networks have done this with success utilizing multidisciplinary teams and linking closely with existing services within Alberta Health Services. He discusses the barriers that need to be understood and addressed before solutions can be fully built upon.

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