The Blueprint for Change Agents Supporting Patient's Medical Home and Integration of the Health Neighbourhood in Alberta (here-in referred to as the Blueprint) is the AMA (Alberta Medical Association) plan assembling the tools and resources supporting various groups who support primary and community specialty care transformation efforts. The intended audience for the Blueprint are individual
change agents and leaders of change agents, or anyone wishing to gain a better understanding of the support available for change agents. Learn more about the blueprint background, objectives, and the competency model, or the ACTT view of Alberta's change agents.
Blueprint is intended to be a living document. It will continue to evolve with content and additional change agent materials.
Identify & RecruitThis section of the blueprint outlines the content and methods used by the AMA to identify and recruit various change agent groups.
The AMA is involved in the identification and recruitment of change agents to varying degrees; for some physician champions the AMA is the recruiting organization, while for other change agents such as communicators, the AMA is not involved at all. In other cases such as with Practice Facilitators and Panel Managers, evidence and job descriptions are available.
DevelopThis section of the blueprint outlines the content and methods developed and/or used by the AMA to assist change agents in their development as it specifically relates to their functional role (e.g., clinic level physician champion, practice facilitator). This section does not cover the specific competencies of being a change agent. The development activities represent areas where it makes sense for there to be a provincial approach such as with training a panel manager or supporting a network of practice. These activities are not meant to take the place of PCN or other organizational development activities. All AMA offerings are optional.
DeployThis section of the blueprint outlines the approaches and methods to support the deployment of the change agent into the field. As with the other steps in the blueprint, the AMA is involved in the deployment of the change agent to varying degrees. The deployment content is intended to provide consistent tools and approaches to the work of implementing the Patient's Medical Home and Health Neighbourhood.
Progress & RetainThis section of the blueprint overlaps with development content in that the progression of the change agent often includes training and networking opportunities. The focus in this section is on opportunities that stretch beyond the borders of the change agent's usual role, providing zonal, provincial, and national/international opportunities for learning and growth.