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. If you would like to nominate a colleague or team for the 2019 award, please nominate online by March 31.

2018 Innovations in Primary Care award recipients: CHANGE BC 

The 2018 Innovations in Primary Care award recognizes five family physicians from the Pacific Northwest Division of Family Practice ((Houston, Smithers, Terrace and Haida Gwaii) who are leads in CHANGE BC: Drs. Jocelyn Black, Brenda Huff, Greg Linton, Matthew Menard, Wouter Morkel and Onuora Odoh.

CHANGE (Canadian Health Advanced by Nutrition and Graded Exercise) BC, is a team-based approach of integrating nutrition and exercise interventions into primary care networks. By adding dietitians and kinesiologists into primary care settings to work collaboratively alongside family doctors, patients can be supported through an effective yet personalized program. CHANGE BC is lead by an experienced group of researchers, health professionals, and health administrators collaborating to implement an innovative approach to treating patients with metabolic syndrome.

CHANGE BC is a patient medical home model, the first of it’s kind in BC, that includes a Dietitian and Kinesiologist as key members of teams led by family physicians to provide customized, made in BC, evidence-based lifestyle supports for patients. These exceptional physician leaders have partnered with Metabolic Syndrome Canada, a nationally recognized, evidence-based organization linked with top academic leads from six Canadian universities to bring the best science forward in the development of an optimal model to support GPs in addressing metabolic syndrome.”