We envision a vibrant, ongoing and meaningful collaboration between various health and non-health sectors creating a healthier and more equitable North York West community. We will bridge the gap through collaborative care.
The Emery Keelesdale Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic provides and coordinates services as to connect both health care services and services from other sectors to address the broader social determinants of health as they negatively affect the most vulnerable residents of the clinic’s catchment.
The Quality of Care
Primary health care refers to basic, everyday health care; it is usually your first encounter with a health care provider when you need care or advice. Patients who register with a NPLC will have access to comprehensive primary health care. Clinics provide care when patients are ill as well as a range of health services that help individuals and families maintain or improve their overall health. Typical of other primary care delivery models programs and services include annual physicals, episodic illness care, falls prevention programs for older persons, immunizations, smoking cessation, injury prevention and monitoring and management of chronic diseases such as diabetes, arthritis, asthma, heart disease and mental health conditions.
- To enhance health and well-being through leadership and excellence in people-centered primary health care.
- To ensure access to the health services people need by creating effective and co-operative partnerships between members of the community, interdisciplinary health service providers, and other health-promoting organizations.
- To use the most current evidence based practice guidelines to ensure optimal care is provided.
- To promote a participatory culture.
- To provide or coordinate comprehensive, interprofessional, full scope nurse practitioner led, primary health care services to the clients registered to the EKNPLC.
- To facilitate or provide outreach health care services to those who have difficulty accessing health care by creating effective and co-operative partnerships between members of the community, interdisciplinary health service providers and other health-promoting organizations in the City of Toronto.