Primary Care Advisory and Liaison Group

Recruitment is open

If you're interested in joining the Public Health Primary Care Advisory and Liaison Group or learning more about the group, email the Public Health Primary Care Advisory and Liaison Group.

About PCAL

The Niagara Region Public Health Primary Care Advisory and Liaison (PCAL) Group is made up of Public Health representatives, family physicians and nurse practitioners. Representing specific areas of Niagara, the members strive to equitably represent and be inclusive of all primary care practitioners who practise in Niagara's diverse communities.

This group is in place to support improved two-way communication between Niagara Region Public Health and Niagara's primary care sector, including collaboration efforts, resource sharing and knowledge exchange.

Public Health presents to the group on various health topics throughout the year. These presentations strive to support an understanding of our programs and the role of primary care in these areas.

Watch past presentations.

Group objectives

  • Increase program awareness: Ensuring primary care is aware of the programs and resources available through Public Health to support practice
  • Knowledge exchange: Advising on the development of communication and engagement strategies to share information with primary care
  • Engagement of catchment areas: Group members seek to understand the needs, pain points and issues experienced by primary care in Niagara related to Public Health
  • Planning and development: Engaging Niagara's primary care providers to support program planning and development tailored to the primary care sector

Helpful information

Get the latest update from your local PCAL Group

Sign-up to stay connected on items that are most relevant to you in practice as it relates to matters of priority health issues impacting Niagara.

View past updates.

Meet the members

Alison Mattatall, Nurse Practitioner
Niagara Falls Community Health Centre

David Dec, Family Physician
Portage Medical Group

Gillian Ryan, Nurse Practitioner
Beamsville Medical Centre Family Health Team

Kristin Chow, Family Physician
Niagara North Family Health Team

Mark Prodger, Family Physician
Thorold Family Medical Centre

Matthew Greenway, Family Physician
Montebello Medical Centre

Azim Kasmani, Associate Medical Officer of Health
Niagara Region Public Health

Contact the Primary Care Advisory and Liaison Group.

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