January 25, 2022
Research article published in The Annals of Family Medicine January 2022, 20 (1) 24-31 Impact of Team-Based Care on Emergency Department Use Abstract PURPOSE We sought to assess the impact of team-based care on emergency department (ED) use in the context of physicians transitioning from fee-for
December 17, 2021
Research article published in Annals of Family Medicine September 2021, 19 (5) 411-418 Primary Care 2.0: A Prospective Evaluation of a Novel Model of Advanced Team Care With Expanded Medical Assistant Support Abstract PURPOSE Assess effectiveness of Primary Care 2.0: a team-based model that
December 06, 2021
The Delivery of Patient Care in Ontario’s Family Health Teams during the First Wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic, HEALTHCARE POLICY, Vol.17 No.2, 2021 Abstract Objective: The objective of this paper was to identify continuations and changes in care delivery methods in primary care teams during the
November 11, 2021
AFHTO congratulates physicians in our member family health teams who were recognized on Wednesday, November 11, 2021, at the Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) 2021 Awards Ceremony. Congratulations to all those recognized this year: Dr. Barb Zelek of Marathon FHT, named 2021 Reg. L
November 09, 2021
According to research published in in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ November 08, 2021 193 (44)), most family physicians now report that they engage in some degree of social intervention in the management of patients. However, outside of community health centres, social
November 05, 2021
COVID-19 vaccination for children 5-11 years old is expected to be approved by Health Canada by the end of November. The Alliance for Healthier Communities and the Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario is cohosting an information session to help our members prepare, and to answer your most
November 04, 2021
The Ontario government is awarding a contract to create a one-stop, digitally enabled navigation tool with fully bilingual services that will increase access to care and improve equity. This new tool expected to be ready in early 2022,  where Ontarians will have a ‘Digital Front Door’ to Ontario’s
November 04, 2021
Ontario Health has launched Breaking Free Online, an online therapy tool for Ontarians 16 and up to support recovery from the use of over 70 substances such as tobacco, alcohol, and drugs, including opioids, and help prevent a relapse. The solution is free for patients and providers and is
October 28, 2021
It has been a challenging 20 months, and primary care teams have been leaders. Throughout this pandemic, teams adjusted to new circumstances and continued to provide comprehensive care while extending reach to support their communities. They were leaders in organizing assessment centres,
October 27, 2021
  On October 27 AFHTO named the winners of our tenth annual Bright Lights Awards at our virtual ceremony. These innovators have improved access to primary care through their leadership, outstanding work and significant progress made toward improving the
July 29, 2021
Please join to learn more about the new COVaxON Aggregate Primary Care Vaccination Report, as helpful strategies are discussed for accessing the reports and using the information to reach out to patients to understand their needs and discuss the benefits of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Target