The government is providing $22.2 million this year, and $31.7 million in each of the next two years, fulfilling a 2016 Budget commitment to provide up to $85 million over the next three years to support interprofessional primary care organizations.
Ontario is improving access to primary care for Ontario families by helping to recruit and retain more non-physician primary health care professionals including nurse practitioners, social workers and registered dietitians.
The province is supporting 445 primary care organizations across Ontario, such as community health centres, nurse practitioner-led clinics, family health teams, Aboriginal Health Access Centres and nursing stations that serve nearly four million people in Ontario. This funding will allow organizations to better attract and retain non-physician health care professionals to serve more Ontario families, including in high-needs and remote communities.
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