IMPACT - Local Innovation Partnerships

Local Innovation Partnerships

Six Local Innovation Partnerships will be established within three Canadian provinces (Québec, Ontario, Alberta) and three Australian states (New South Wales, Victoria, and South Australia). The LIPs represent communities grappling with complex challenges to the delivery of appropriate and equitable CBPHC. Each partnership has arisen from robust existing collaborations between academics, and decision makers and clinicians responsible for PHC coordination and delivery. Community representation is essential to the success of the LIPs. In each region, community representatives will be drawn from the network of local community groups interacting with members of each partnership. For example, Australian LIPs will interact with pre-established consumer representative groups; in particular, those embedded within Medicare Locals and regional health authorities. Similar representation will be sought in Canada, with additional community representatives from relevant new models and/or networks of PHC delivery.