The Innovations in Primary Care Award is designed to recognize a BCCFP member (or team) working on local innovations in practice or health care delivery that improve patient, family or community care. Nominations for the 2018 award are now closed, and the recipient will be announced in May.

For more information, email office@bccfp.bc.ca 

Recipients of the 2017 award: Home ViVE (Home Visits to Vancouver’s Elders) Program 

In 2008, Vancouver Coastal Health and some elder-friendly physicians recognized the need to provide home-based primary care to seniors who are truly house-bound due to physical, cognitive, social or a combination of factors. Since then, Home ViVE (Home Visits to Vancouver’s Elders) has evolved into a primary medical home for approximately 1,300 cumulative patients. The team includes nurse practitioners, registered nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and rehabilitation assistants.