INSPIRE PHC - Primary Health CAre Program:INnovations Strengthening PrImary Healthcare REsearch
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Contact Info

Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine
Western University
1151 Richmond St.
London, ON
Canada N6A 3K7

Moira Stewart, PhD
519-661-2111 x22133

For administrative issues (including Trillium Primary Health Care Research Day):

Manager: Leslie Meredith, MEd
519-661-2111 x22012

Assistant: Sandi Richard
519-661-2111 x22136

Research Project Links

PC Reform
Optimizing quality, access, integration and equity in Ontario primary care

Care in the Home (TAPESTRY)
Primary health care linking with community (TAPESTRY-CM)

Community Linkage - SCOPE
Enhancing PHC linkages with home care and hospitals (SCOPE)

Specialist Linkage -eConsult
Creating new PHC linkages with specialists

Knowledge Translation Exchange (KTE)

Sex and Gender Analysis

About Us...



The INSPIRE-PHC Program is funded through the Health System Research Fund, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) of Ontario, Canada. This program is funded from April 2013 to March 2016 and is led by Western University with collaboration from:

  • McMaster University, Hamilton
  • Women's College Hospital, Toronto
  • Bruyere Research Institute, Ottawa
  • Queen's University, Kingston
  • Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), Toronto
  • and includes formal knowledge users from the Primary Health Care Branch, MOHLTC and the Champlain and South East LHINs as well as clinicians and patients at the project level.

Goal: Our goal, as a team of approximately 50 researchers from across Ontario, is to collaborate with health care professionals and policymakers to enhance our primary health care system's: quality, equity, accessibility, links with other sectors of health care and sustainability. There are four projects of research centred around two priorities: one is on Primary Care Reform and the second on Community-Based Care.


Cross Cutting Themes:
As well, the program has two cross-cutting themes:

The results of this research will provide critical information to Ontarians for continued smart investment in health care to achieve maximal benefit for the population.