Welcome to the new MH Primary Care Network website. This not-for-profit, volunteer organization was built upon the foundation of a previous Mississauga Halton Primary Care Network (MH PCN) that dissolved in the Fall of 2019 having lost all funding through budget cutbacks.
The Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) and primary care physicians in the region still felt that a strong Primary Care Network would be critical in our evolving primary care landscape.
What followed was a very meaningful and open knowledge transfer between the guardians of the previous Primary Care Network and a group of motivated volunteer physician organizers. In a series of co-design sessions, a strategy was put forward to rebuild a new Primary Care Network.
An open vote within the Mississauga Halton primary care physician community took place in March of 2020 to establish a board of directors for the new PCN. Shortly after, the COVID-19 pandemic officially landed and new, urgent priorities emerged.
The antecedent primary care structural changes in the region and subsequent pandemic-triggered events have served as an anchor as to why this work is important. This was validated by our first June 2nd, 2020 virtual meeting that was attended by nearly 300 participants. In April 2022, the membership determined that the MH PCN should be more closely aligned with OHTs. The Halton base aligned to the Halton Physician Association, and the Mississauga/South Etobicoke base became the newly re-branded Mississauga Health Primary Care Network.
Much Work to be Done
There is much work to be done and we will need the efforts of a community to see that work undertaken. What is clear is that there is significant interest in the community to see this done effectively and responsibly, open in its construction, and accountable to its base.