Central Okanagan Division of Family Practice

Mission & Goals

The Central Okanagan Division of Family Practice includes family physicians from Kelowna, Westbank, Lake Country and Peachland.

The Division is a non-profit society governed by local family practice physicians who identify areas to improve care of patients with its members and work with partners towards solutions and results.
 

Vision

Excellence in care, vibrant communities, strong collaborative family medicine.
 

Mission

The Central Okanagan Division of Family Practice is a non-profit society governed by local family physicians who identify areas to improve care of patients and work with partners towards improving health in our community. 
 

Values

  • Quality and integrity in medical care  

  • Advocacy: for patients and for the role of the family physician as a key component of primary care 

  • Visionary planning

  • Transparent communication

  • Collaboration: among family physicians, partners and patients

 

Organizational Overview

The Central Okanagan Division of Family Practice (COD) is a non-profit society funded by the General Practice Services Committee and governed by a board consisting of nine family physicians.  Day to day operations are led by the Board Physician Lead and the Executive Director, supported by COD staff.

 

Incorporated on July 23rd 2010

Membership: 250 Physicians

 

Since inception in 2010, the COD has worked with its members, Interior Health, specialist colleagues, and the community to improve the health system and improve care for patients.

 

Our recent engagement with members and partners resulted in our revised Strategic Direction focusing on the following 8 key areas: 

1

Future of Family Medicine

2

Member Engagement

3

Recruitment and Retention

4

Collaboration with Health System

5

Mental Health and Substance Use

6

EMR Support and Technology

7

Attachment

8

Specialists 

9

Business Support for Practices

10

Physician Health

11

Disease Prevention

12

Residential Care

Governance 

Initiatives are governed through the COD board of directors, COD initiative working groups, the Central Okanagan Collaborative Services Committee, the Inter-Divisional Steering Council, Shared Care working groups, and the Central Okanagan Health Coalition.   Project management is structured to support the strategic direction of the COD and aim to improve the health system using Triple Aim measures of success.