Based on a partnership established between Université de Sherbrooke and local and regional decision-makers responsible for the implementation of primary care reform, the Chair’s mission is to develop and disseminate knowledge that will help primary care professionals of all disciplines interact more efficiently with people dealing with multiple chronic diseases.

The Chair will pay particular attention to clienteles in rural and semi-urban regions and to the evaluation of clinical practices regarding chronic diseases. The proposed work will allow the team to develop a unique expertise in Canada on disease management. The Chair also pursues goals of training researchers as well as research professionals in applied research on primary care services, supporting the alliance between researchers, decision-makers and universities on a continuous basis, and promoting knowledge transfer.

The vision that drives the Chair is one of collaboration that integrates decision-makers and all disciplines in primary care services calling upon them in a care model adapted to patients suffering from multiple chronic diseases and involving interventions tailored to their day-to-day reality.