Primary Care Advisory and Liaison Group

The Niagara Region Public Health Primary Care Advisory and Liaison Group is made up of Public Health representatives, family physicians and a nurse practitioner. Representing specific areas of Niagara, the members strive to equitably represent and be inclusive of all primary care practitioners who practice 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 presented to the Primary Care Advisory and Liaison 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

COVID-19 Vaccinations

  • Those six months of age and older are eligible for COVID vaccination
  • Anyone five years of age and older is eligible for a booster shot, if it has been at least six months from their primary series or last vaccination

Visit COVID-19 vaccination and clinic schedule for more information


  • As of Dec. 8, Paxlovid eligibility expanded to include
    • Those over age 60
    • Those 18 - 59 with comorbidities, who have not received a full vaccination series, or are more than six months from their last vaccine / infection
Read frequently asked questions on COVID-19 for more information

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

Mustafa Hirji, Medical Officer of Health (Acting)
Niagara Region Public Health

Email our health care professionals to contact the Primary Care Advisory and Liaison Group

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