KEYNOTE: Improving Equity and Access in Primary Care for Indigenous Communities through PA Care Integration

November 11, 2022 from 8:45am EDT to 10:30am EDT


There is an urgent need to improve equity and access to culturally safe healthcare for Indigenous Peoples in Canada. More specifically, Indigenous communities struggle with access to primary care services.  Indigenous Peoples are also entitled to self-determination in matters related to their healthcare delivery. This panel will discuss how integration of the PA model of care can support equitable and accessible primary care in Indigenous communities.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this session, the participant will be able to:

  1. Explain how the PA model can support Indigenous communities, improving equity and access to primary care services
  2. Consider the feasibility of possible strategies to achieve the goals of equity and access to primary care in Indigenous communities
  3. Describe a business model to facilitate integrating PAs in Indigenous primary care
  4. Recognize the importance of dedicated Indigenous student recruitment in existing Canadian PA Programs
  5. Identify actionable items and next steps to achieve the goal of PA care integration in Indigenous primary care models

Speakers / Panelists